Wild sightings on Walcot street

Our junior representative Poppy has been keeping a lookout for the wildlife activity on Walcot street.

“Recently, there have been sightings of ladybirds, bees and other insects on Walcot Street.

There have been several ladybirds on this stone pillar as well as bees flying around, mostly a welcome sight, except when they are about half a centimetre away from your face and buzzing in your ear.  Wasps have also been frequent visitors.

Butterflies, mostly cabbage whites but a few more colourful species, have been investigating some flowers throughout the street.”

Hedgemead Wildflower Meadow Planting

Hedgemead ParkCome and help create a wildflower meadow at Hedgemead Park

Avon Wildlife Trust will be turf cutting and planting native plants sourced from their Feed Bristol growing project.

Drop in from 11am – 5pm in your lunch break, after work or bring your children after school.

All you need is gloves, if you have them, and lots of energy!

For more information contact  Hannah Welsh, People and Wildlife Officerhannah.welsh@avonwildlifetrust.org.uk 07458091435

City Nature Challenge, 27th-30th April

Take part in the City Nature Challenge – http://www.bnhc.org.uk/festival-of-nature/city-nature-challenge/ – and help Bath and Bristol compete with 65 cities around the world to discover and record as much wildlife as possible between 27th-30th April.

All you need to do is;

  • Download the free iNaturalist app
  • Go outside and look for signs of wildlife – it could be a feather, a footprint, an insect, a plant, any kind of nature
  • Take a photo and upload it to the app

All photos are verified, get counted as part of the City Nature Challenge and added to our local records office – so every one you do really does count.

Let’s see how much wildlife we can spot on Walcot Street!