GREEN-fingered nature lovers are being urged to sow some seeds, tackle weeds and building an 'insect mansion' at a nature reserve today.

From 10am until 12pm volunteers will be helping link areas of natural habitat around the city.

The event will take place at Grandpont Nature Park and families will be shown how to 'create corridors of nature' along the waterways.

Organisers at Oxford City Council say boosting biodiversity will help combat the impact of climate change on nature.

Grandpont Nature Park, in south west Oxford, is a site of rolling grassland and wildflower meadows overlooking the River Thames.

It boasts wooded areas and tree-lined walks and provides a rich habitat for trees, plants and wildlife.

Councillor Tom Hayes, cabinet member for Zero Carbon Oxford, said: “Oxford’s waterways are valuable places for nature and wildlife, providing important habitats and boosting biodiversity. We want to further improve these areas, using the waterways flowing throughout the city to join up areas of natural habitat, creating corridors of nature alongside the river, canal and streams.

Volunteers who want to get involved should meet on Whitehouse Road in the morning.