© Hotwells & District Allotments Ltd 2007-2021
WILDLIFE FRIENDLY SURVEYS
Allotment plots should always be ‘wildlife-friendly’ to encourage a diverse range of fauna and flora.
There are many simple things that individual tenants and HwDAA can do to make the sites even
more ‘wildlife-friendly’ whilst still being cultivated and well-managed. This will include doing more of
what we are already doing: keeping free of pesticides and enriching with "homemade" organic
compost for example.
We carried out simple surveys of KL1 (May) and Bower Ashton (August), walking the boundaries,
looking at plots and talking to those who were there. We enjoyed listening to plot-holders telling us
the creatures seen: weasel, fox, vole, mole, toad and frogs. Others were tolerant, if not universally
happy, that the badgers were around (but alas no hedgehogs) and…. rabbits. However, this was not
intended to be a wildlife count as such, rather, a look for the things that would encourage fauna, be
they birds, invertebrates or reptiles.
Survey Results (PDF)