Biodiversity: the huge variety of life within our environment. This group realise that plants and animals do amazing things. Plants capture carbon from the atmosphere, helping in the fight against increased carbon emissions. Established trees in woodland can communicate via fungal networks so that in their fight against drought and other extreme weather conditions they respond together by producing masses of seed when threatened. Animals help in the breakdown of dead plant material to improve the structure of the soil. Wilding greatly helps to accelerate this process.

In the biodiversity group we help to support plant and animal life. We plant hedges, trees and encourage and support others to do the same e.g. schools. We maintain our own planting through our own workshops or via the Conservation Group in Barton Farm Country Park. The group contributes towards the protection of areas of wildlife under threat through letter writing and protest. There is a monthly workshop to make owl and other bird nest boxes. If you have hedgehogs in your garden please protect them. They are a species under threat in Bradford-on-Avon.

For articles and information about Swifts see our Swifts Group page

If you feel you would like to help the group in any way please email


  • aim for Carbon Neutral by 2030, sign up here,  read the message from our chair here
  • Firms and investors call on the government to deliver a Covid-19 recovery plan that prioritises the environment – their proposals
  • Get involved in an ambitious plan to help our bees, butterflies, hoverflies and other pollinating insects in Wiltshire
  • Protect the Hedgehog: provide hedgehog highways in new developments here
  • Donate to Friends of the Earth and receive a bee saving kit here


Tuesday 10th November 7pm

CFBoA free, online event with expert speakers. Numbers limited. For full details and registration see:

Earth’s Energy: Why Soils Matter for Climate, Food, Farming and Wildlife

Active Travel Group

Community Involvement Group

Energy Group

Sustainable Food & Drink Group

Zero Waste Group