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“The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” - Chinese proverb
Racefield Meadow is a mixture of young and mature woodland that runs adjacent to both the motorway and A-road. Despite its modest size and location, there is a lot going on at Racefield Meadow that contributes to the holistic enhancement of biodiversity in Worcester. Taking a holistic view acknowledges how the ‘biodiversity web’ works: intricate food chains that maintain balance and support life.
While tree planting is a key step in improving biodiversity - bird and bat boxes have been installed and a cherry blossom walk to admire - support must still be given for lower down the food chain. At Racefield Meadow, you will also find log piles, stumperies, hibernaculum, and bug hotels that cater to all members of the local ecosystem.
Racefield Meadow offers the perfect place to sit still for a while and let nature reassemble around you. Nature connectedness is a key contributor to good mental health - for example, just hearing or seeing birds is associated with improved mental wellbeing for up to 8 hours! Local green spaces, no matter how big or small, are a vital resource for plants, animals and humans to cherish and share.