Pinkerton Triangle Community Wildlife Area, Crail

by Crail Community Partnership in Crail, Scotland, United Kingdom

We did it
On 21st December 2020 we successfully raised £5,750 ( + est. £541.25 Gift Aid ) with 45 supporters in 28 days

We aim to enhance this green space for wildlife by planting native bushes and shrubs, adding a pond and creating a small wildflower area.

by Crail Community Partnership in Crail, Scotland, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Any money raised above our initial target of £3,00 will go towards funding additional planting, and the purchase of equipment for use on the projects.


Why are we crowdfunding?

Crail Community Partnership has successfully applied for asset transfer of The Pinkerton Triangle, but we need funds to help us complete the legal transfer process. We would also like to raise funds to carry out planting, and site improvements that will enhance this green space for wildlife.

1605813574_pinkerton_triangle_community_wildlife_area_v3_copy.jpgThe Pinkerton Triangle is currently a piece of unattended scrub land south of the Pinkerton residential area, but did you know that it already provides nesting for common whitethroat, sedge warbler, meadow pipit, reed bunting and stonechat? Imagine what else we could attract with more hedging, wildflowers and a pond. Someone has already been thinking about a little mammal that needs our help.

Read this story from a Pinkerton resident........

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During lockdown we and our Pinkerton neighbours noticed that more wildlife was taking advantage of our now quieter street: young hares were seen galloping down the road, a badger began foraging in our friend’s back garden and a hedgehog was spotted, a rarity indeed! 

During our daily outings we took our time to look for our local wildlife and signs of their corridors. But how could the elusive hedgehog travel more easily between the surrounding farmland and all our fenced-off gardens!?

We have wanted to install a hedgehog corridor since we moved to Crail in 2015 and lockdown presented the perfect opportunity to get out in the garden and finally get it done! Inspired by a local hedgehog sighting, our hope was not only to provide local hedgehogs with an extra route between the farmland and the Pinkerton gardens, but to encourage others to do the same. We hope that when you wander by and see our little sign you’ll consider opening up your own hedgehog corridor by simply making a small hole in the bottom of your fence!

Why help the hedgehog? If you’ve ever stumbled across a hedgehog or you’ve been lucky enough to have one as a regular garden visitor you’ll know how special an encounter with one of these endearing prickly creatures can be. Growing up, I regularly saw hedgehogs but due to hedgerow cutting, pesticides and ever-decreasing green spaces, they are now in steep decline. If we humans continue to close off our pristine gardens it’s highly likely that younger generations will never see a real life hedgehog!

Hedgehogs are a gardener’s best friend, travelling up to 2km a night they happily hoover up all kinds of pests. They love an insect-rich lawn and flowerbeds to forage in. Creating a hedgehog corridor (a 13cm by 13cm hole in your fence) and leaving an area of your garden a little wild could go a long way to attracting hedgehogs to your patch.1605683024_hedgehogs_welcome.jpg

Can we create a Hedgehog Haven in the Pinkerton residential area and the Pinkerton Triangle?


How you can help to make this happen 

This crowdfunder allows you to either make a direct donation, or to pledge on one of our brilliant rewards. Our rewards range from an exclusive opportunity to sponsor The Pinkerton Project, to a printed wild bird photograph, to a decorative hedgehog highway sign.

And there are hedges, seeds and 'thank yous' a plenty. So please take a look and pledge on your favourite thing.

The wildflower seeds will be a choice of these flowers:

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A selection of beautiful photographs have been kindly donated by local Crail wildlife photographer, John Anderson - you can view the images in this gallery:  Pinkerton Digital Prints

Once you have decided which digital copy you'd like, pledge on the £10 (or more) reward, then email your choice to:[email protected]

Here's a beautiful example of John Anderson's work:

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(Reed Bunting (male))

We very much hope to raise enough to ensure The Pinkerton Triangle can become a wonderful area for nature to thrive, and benefit the Crail community for years to come. Thank you for taking the time to read this page - we would really appreciate your support both financially, and in helping to spread the word about this crowdfunder. 

You can find out more about our plans for the Wild Crail Walks Network for Crail at Wild Crail Walks Network 

If you would prefer not to use this website to donate but would like to make a donation to this project, please email [email protected] or contact Chris Broome or Dennis Gowans.

Crail Community Partnership has two other green space Crowdfunding projects in Crail Bow Butts Park & South Kilminning 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£500 or more

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Sponsor Pinkerton Triangle

A one-time only chance to sponsor the Pinkerton Triangle project and have your name on a commemorative plaque on the land. This is a great opportunity for local enterprises to show their commitment to environmental change and support the local community. You will also receive a letter of thanks from CCP, a shout out on their social media and a mention in the Crail Matters Newsletter.

£10 or more

1 of 20 claimed

Exclusive High Quality wild bird digital copy

We will provide you with a high quality wild bird digital copy of a photograph from the collection of our own special Crail photographer John Anderson. (To claim your digital copy, please pledge, then follow the link to the gallery within the 'How can you' section on the main page, then email your choice to [email protected]

£10 or more

Hedgehog Highway Sign

A £10 pledge will allow you to claim a decorative hedgehog highway sign for your garden.

£20 or more

Wild Flower Seeds

We will supply a Thank You pack of wild flower seeds for your own garden. Choice of 4 flowers to select from.

£50 or more

Pledge A Hedge

Pledge £50 to help us plant 5 metres of additional hedges to encourage birds and other wildlife.

£250 or more

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Sponsor the Pond

In return for a pledge of £250 you can be the exclusive sponsor of the proposed pond shown on the layout. A commemorative plaque will recognise your support.

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