The factory is surrounded by fields and there is already a large pond nearby too. Even so, on two occasions, we were surprised to find grass snakes actually in the factory (both safely rescued by our reptile-loving MD Lawrence).
Another time we had a visit from a bat that involved production grinding to a halt whilst we carefully caught the tiny creature and arranged for a local bat expert rescuer to come to its aid. And one balmy summer afternoon, when we had the doors in the print room wide open, we had a huge dragon fly (the size of a small bird) rest up in the beams of the print room roof for a while before flying off back to its watery home.
We already have a very well established wildlife pond back at Countryside Art’s original home in the village of Swaby in the beautiful Lincolnshire wolds.
So we are going to transplant some of the irises, water lilies and other plants to give this new pond a head start. (The photo at the top of the page is of the Swaby pond).
Everyone at Countryside Art are really in to nature (it goes with the name) so there are no shortage of volunteers to help in coming up with suggestions and ideas as to what else we can do to aid our beleaguered wildlife, including nest boxes, bird tables and insect hotels.