Wildlife surveys

© 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)

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Wildlife Surveys
© 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)