Wilder Hyde was formed in February 2020, when I approached some local friends and neighbours who are interested in nature conservation. We had our first meeting in a local pub and decided on various projects we would like to tackle. We also want to extend our efforts, where possible, to the neighbouring area of Abbotts Barton.
We planned to hold a launch event for Wilder Hyde in May, but unfortunately, due to COVID 19, this was unable to take place. However, we didn’t let this hold us back and instead we decided to develop the Wilder Hyde website. A volunteer IT expert built the site for us and we planned and wrote the content. We learnt how to upload content and images to the site, how to design pages and manage the content. We designed the logo based on Team Wilder’s logo and inspired by the architecture and nature of Hyde. We were keen for the website to go live as soon as possible in the lockdown so people could try out some of our wildlife friendly ideas while spending so much time at home.