Many of us have experienced a heightened love for our gardens, wildlife and green space this year. Ajay Tegala and Adam O’Hare are two such people, both passionate about encouraging nature. Wildlife Presenter & Countryside Ranger, Ajay is based in Cambridgeshire and Communicator & Filmmaker, Adam is based in Birmingham.
Together they made the mini-series of videos entitled Gardening for Nature, sharing what they have been doing to encourage wildlife into their gardens, along with contributions from other like-minded people (such as Joshua Styles); also enthusiastic about providing homes for nature alongside our own.
“During lockdown, lots of my friends and relatives were sending me pictures and stories of their gardens and their local wildlife,”says Ajay.
“It was clear how much local green spaces and nature were benefitting so many people”.At the same time, Adam was also making short films in his garden 100 miles away.
They decided to put together a series of three short videos [5 to 6 minutes each] about what simple steps you can take to encourage nature to come closer to our doorsteps, and how rewarding it can be.
“It was quite unique that we were based in completely different parts of the country, but had similar approaches to managing our gardens with nature very much in mind”.Adam visited a micro-farm near his Birmingham home. He also teamed up with plant enthusiast and internet sensation, Joshua Styles – via video call – to identify some of the plants growing near his home.
“It was a labour of love, sharing our gardens and local wildlife over the internet.”Now, you too can see their passion for wildlife and how they have attracted wildlife into their gardens!
Part 1 went online Monday 14th September (at 7pm)
Part 2 goes live online Wednesday 16th September at 7pm
Part 3 goes live / online Friday 18th September at 7pm