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Worcestershire County Hall
Worcestershire County Hall, with its wildflower meadows and lakes, is one of many transition zones around Worcester. A transition zone is where two ecosystems meet, in this case, woodland to open space. While urban areas suffer from habitat fragmentation, wildlife corridors offer an alternative route for wildlife to move about through the city through a habitat network.
Exploring the grounds at County Hall you will find a wildflower meadow that was planted in 2019 - a rewilding method that can be replicated all over the city to increase pollinator diversity. Rewilding is an exciting, surprising and rewarding process that seeks to reconnect people to nature by restoring ecosystems until nature can take care of itself.
The city and the countryside are often seen as polar opposites: a bustling, human-centric space of the city versus the wild, open space of the country. However, the city represents the vast, often untapped, ecological potential of urban areas - together, the UK's gardens are larger than all of our National Nature Reserves combined! As the meadow at County Hall shows, rewilding does not always have to be large-scale; urban ‘microrewilding’ reimagines smaller spaces closer to home such as streets and gardens. It can be as simple as starting small with a mini wildlife pit-stop, mini pond, or leaving your lawn to grow.