Help celebrate Northamptonshire’s top wild places

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People who love nature are being urged to get involved with a campaign celebrating wildlife in the county.

My Wild Life was launched by The Wildlife Trust this week to highlight the value of nature to us all.

The Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire branch is one of the 47 wildlife trusts nationally supporting the scheme where people share stories from their favourite nature spots in the hope of inspiring others to value the nature and wildlife around them.

Among those featured in the campaign is Cathy Wainwright and her significant other, her border collie sheepdog called Lady.

The pair are pictured at Summer Leys.

Cathy owned sheep from an early age and now farms with various species of rare breed sheep and trains all her own sheep dogs.

Grazing helps with conservation as a way of keeping weeds down and helping habitats for spring ground nesting birds.

Emma Fellows, who is a Watch Group leader at East Carlton, loves working on outdoor activities for children, and has also taken part in My Wild Life.

Simon King OBE, president of The Wildlife Trusts, said: “We hope these stories inspire others to think about their relationship with the natural world and to make nature part of their life.”

The Wildlife Trust wants to collect and share real stories from people in the county about their favourite wild places by going to or share your story on Facebook or Twitter.