A little local wildlife can bring a lovely bit of colour to a community website. Take a look around you – are there flowers in bloom, ducklings waddling along the canal towpath or a pet kitty prowling the neighbourhood?
Take a photo of the local fauna and flora and put them onto your website to really warm the hearts of your readers. You might even get a few comments along the lines of ‘Awwwwwww’ or some photo contributions of their furry friends for your troubles.
Jane B at Parwich.org is obviously a keen ornithologist and often posts some lovely pictures of birds onto the village website. William Perrin at Kings Cross Environments has made a feature of local wildlife with ‘Springwatch’, posts featuring the spring coming into bloom.
If you’re in a particularly urban area, don’t think that means there isn’t local wildlife to feature. Are there local parks or community gardens? Is there an abundance of pets, like the large population of cats in Moseley, Birmingham that spawned Meowseley.com? Or a mad guard-dog like Digbeth is Good’s Guardoggy?
And it’s not as if the wildlife needs to be alive, in the strictest sense. Something tells me the mole Karen Strunks found in Wake Green Park is likely to do any serious damage to the estate’s gardens. In fact, I think most of the animals featured on the Digbeth is Good Faunography Trail map of Digbeth animal life were either sculpted or painted.
So keep your camera on you and a keen eye out for colourful blossoms, feathered friends and cold noses to get some lovely content for your site that will really put a smile on your readers’ faces!