BIODIVERSITY GROUP

We used to be called the Tree Group but found this restricted our activity to the winter months. So, in 2011 we realised we wanted to do more about increasing wildlife habitat and corridors and decided to call ourselves the biodiversity group, as it better reflects our purpose.

We now focus on something different each year, while continuing to plant trees and hedges as well as manage those already planted. Suggestions for worthwhile projects are always welcome, so please get in touch with us if you have any ideas.

All of our sessions are very sociable with lots of refreshments including delicious cakes! Tools are provided; we simply ask people to turn up, suitably clothed and shod and work as hard as you are able. While we welcome children most of the time, unfortunately the activities are not always suitable because of the tools and equipment we are using.

If you feel you would like to help the group in any way please email climatechampions@gmail.com (preferred) or telephone/text 07507 782523.

THINGS TO DO

  • Nominate your Tree of the Year to be in with a chance of winning £1000 of tree care awards.

  • Follow David Attenborough’s advice and leave a spoonful of sugar to help bees. More

  • Collect water samples and help direct future conservation efforts as part of Bristol Avon Water Blitz, 23rd-29th June. More

BIODIVERSITY GROUP ARTICLES

Swift Group Update

June 16th – 23rd was the first ever National Swift Awareness Week and the Bradford on Avon Swift Group (an offshoot of the biodiversity group of Climate Friendly Bradford on…

Butterflies

In 2012 we concentrated on encouraging people to plant butterfly friendly plants in their gardens as some species are in decline. They were then encouraged to take part in a…

Swifts

During 2012/13 we decided to monitor swifts. BoA is very fortunate to be visited by these wonderful birds, who make their homes in this area. They are dependant on the…

Bees

What is happening to our bees? Bees are very important insects because they pollinate our wildflowers and crops. Sadly things aren’t going well and they are declining at a worrying…

Tree and Hedge Planting

Tree planting history: In the winter of 2008/09 our first project was to plant 850 trees in Barton Farm Country Park, working closely with the Wiltshire Council Countryside Ranger. This…

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