Wiltshire Council has a statutory duty to consider biodiversity conservation in all its activities. Only 2% of wildflower meadows which existed nationally in 1930’s now remain! Roadside verge management can increase the wildflower areas. The main way to do this is to reduce the number of cuts to once a year between mid July and the end of September with the removal of the cuttings in areas where grass does not need to be kept short for sightline management for road safety.
My grandson bought a crab apple tree with his Christmas money – just imagine how long this will last him! It will sequester carbon, help with soil drainage attract pollinators and provide food, as well as being a beautiful living thing to admire.
Sir William Worsley is the government’s first ever ‘tree champion’. His main task is to ensure that 12 million trees are planted in England during this Parliament.
For a difference in flavour try organic, its all down to the soil they are grown in or on. Carrots are especially good. Organic producers and those based on similar principles in BOA: Avonleigh, Hartley Farm, Woolley Grange.
Owl Nestboxes The next workshop to make these will be Sunday February 24th: Workshop at Avonleigh 9 – 12noon. There isn’t a workshop at the end of January.
Solidarity With The People of Mugla here…
UN’s biodiversity chief warns that if we don’t we could be the first species to document our own extinction.
Cristiana Pasca Palmer, Executive Director of the UN convention on Biological Diversity says pressure needs to be put on governments to set ambitious global targets by 2020 to protect …
Nest box workshop 25th November
Bradford-on-Avon: Sites are being sought for the nest boxes, species must be known to be present in an area. Species boxes are barn owl, tawny owl, sparrowhawk and kestrel.
The next workshop to make nest boxes …
Protect the Hedgehog: provide hedgehog highways in new developments here
A count seems to indicate that there are around 100 swifts presently using our space