An Exeter housebuilder is encouraging the community to embrace the nature on their doorstep by offering free bug quest kits to local children.
Redrow South West is inviting local children to take part in ‘The Big Bug Quest’ competition and collect a free bug quest kit* from St Michael’s Meadow, on Chudleigh Road.
The kits, which are available to collect throughout August*, include wildflower seeds to help local wildlife to thrive, a magnifying glass, a bug tick-list, and a pair of ‘make-your-own’ binoculars.
The housebuilder is inviting local children to make use of the bug quest kits and explore their own back gardens, local green spaces, and our show home gardens, to discover how many different bugs they can find and submit their entries. The winner will be awarded with a £100 Amazon voucher to be able to spend on supplies to make their garden more bug-friendly or to help with future bug hunting activities.
Sian Smith, Sales Director for Redrow South West, said: “We want to encourage youngsters across Devon to be curious about biodiversity – the variety of living things on our planet, from the smallest organism to the largest animal – and in this instance, the creepy crawlies, quite literally, on our doorstep.
“We’re inviting local children to come and pick up their free bug quest kit and have fun getting their magnifying glasses at the ready as they learn more about the natural world in their back garden. We look forward to welcoming families to our developments and sharing our plans for rewilding and sustainability at St Michael’s Meadow.
“We can’t to see who will be crowned winner of our Big Bug Quest!”
Redrow’s biodiversity strategy seeks to put the natural environment at the heart of its developments and the lives of the people who live there, supporting the community to care for nature-rich green spaces.
The strategy includes a net gain approach to biodiversity; with more than 1,205 acres of land on Redrow developments being green space or landscaped communal areas where wildlife can flourish. Many developments also feature green routes for walking and cycling, newly created orchards or meadows, and wetland areas like ponds and swales.
Redrow is committed to playing its part in tackling the climate emergency and has set a target of achieving net zero across our whole business and value chain by 2050.
*Bug quest kits available while stocks last, at limited developments
To submit your findings for the Big Bug Quest competition, please use the link: redrow.co.uk/promo/big-bug-quest
St Michael’s Meadow is an exciting development of premium three and four-bedroom homes, situated in a charming yet rural location, perfectly placed for amenities with the city centre 2.6 miles away. The development is well connected with Exeter Airport, Exeter train station and the M5 all nearby.
To find out more about homes available across the South West, including at St Michael’s Meadow, please visit: redrow.co.uk/locations/south-west
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