Years of neglect had disrupted the railway’s original balance between trees, hedgerows and low-lying flora and fauna. Since the start of the railway restoration in 2006, various ecology initiatives have taken place to encourage the original variety of wildlife to return. These have involved local schools and young people groups.
In March 2012 we launched our latest initiative to help nurture and care for the ecology alongside the railway corridor. Wildlife Warriors allows children aged 3 to 11, and their parents/carers, to get involved by undertaking various ecology related tasks designed to promote a better understanding of the wildlife along the railway, and encouraging it to develop and diversify.
Through Wildlife Warriors and our other ecology initiatives, over 700 children have so far been able to learn about and enjoyed our local ecology.
Our aim is to run Wildlife Warriors sessions every three months throughout the year. Rothley resident and project volunteer Caroline Bowler, who works at a local primary school, leads our Wildlife Warriors sessions.
Please look out for our Warrior news and events and for further details please contact Caroline at firstname.lastname@example.org.