MK Museum spends lockdown nurturing nature

MK Museum spends lockdown nurturing nature

Milton Keynes Museum is currently closed to the general public, of course, but it has been receiving many visitors to its green spaces, albeit of the bird and animal varieties!

The Museum has taken the lockdown opportunity to focus on its outside spaces, paying particular attention to the Nature Trail, and has expanded its insect houses to encourage more six-legged visitors. Bird feeders have been placed around too, ensuring feathered friends have a food supply during the cold months when food can be sparse.

The site improvements have been a valuable exercise for those volunteers who felt able to work outside, too.

A new, safe dipping pool is set to become a feature, and building on recent year successes, more areas have been planted with wildflowers. The Museum expects to have a blooming lovely summer!

The land is also home to voles and hedgehogs, and receives visiting foxes.

“We can’t wait until we are able to welcome our loyal visitors back to the museum, but until that time we have been helping those from whom we don’t need to socially distance!” said Museum director Bill Griffiths.

“Milton Keynes has always had a good supply of wildlife and we remain keen to promote that to visitors and to encourage more species, some of whom are struggling, to our garden and green spaces.”

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