Green Hands at Central Park!
  • Tree planting and White Letter Hairstreak survey

  • Tree planting

  • Big Garden Bird Watch

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Argyle Community Trust and the Green Minds project have teamed up as part of a green social prescribing programme to run free 'Green Hands' events in Central Park, Plymouth.

Get active and learn light-touch wildlife conservation and heritage skills through Green Hands and enjoy a taster of how to stay fit and care for Central Park at the same time!

Green Hands is being run by our friends at Plymouth Environmental Action. Book your place via the Argyle Community Trust website (scroll down to the Green Hands event) and select the date you wish to attend. 

On Wednesday 8 December, we’ll be tree planting along Elm Avenue and we’re being joined by Jess from DBRC (Devon Biodiversity Records Centre) to look for a very special butterfly! The White-Letter Hairstreak is a rare butterfly found on a few elm trees in Central Park – help us look for the butterfly eggs, learn about this amazing species and how to identify trees in winter.

On Saturday 11 December, we’ll be tree planting in Zoo Field (near Home Park Stadium) to help make the space a better place for people and wildlife, as well as doing some more wildlife-themed activities.

To celebrate the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch, on Saturday 15 January, we’ll be looking for all the birds calling Central Park home during the winter months. Learn how to identify birds and recognise their calls as we go on a wonderful wildlife walk through the park and record the bird species we can find!

Email plymouthenvironmentalaction@hotmail.co.uk if you wish to book as a family or group or contact them to find out more about this event.


About Green Minds

Green Minds is an Urban Innovative Actions (UIC) funded project which aims to better connect people to green and blue spaces within and around the city of Plymouth.

This innovative project is led by Plymouth City Council’s Strategic Planning and Infrastructure Department in collaboration with a range of local stakeholders including the University of Plymouth, Real Ideas Organisation, Plymouth College of Art, Devon Wildlife Trust, The Data Place and the National Trust. The project aims to improve the quality and condition of green and blue infrastructure. It also aims to positively enhance people’s interaction and involvement in these spaces, recognising that spending time in green and blue spaces has positive health and wellbeing benefits.

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