Community-led wildlife


Not 400m from my house is a modest-sized allotment that has the good fortune to be looked after by a number of wildlife friendly gardeners. A small team (led by one particular keen and amiable enthusiast) have dedicated part of the land towards the benefit of the local flora and fauna. Wild flower planting, nesting boxes, bee-hives, bird feeders, insect houses and a pond are just a few of the actions put in place. Happily I have been granted a key and will attempt to visit this Banstead allotment at least once a week to monitor what appears throughout 2019.


A brief recce this morning provided a small list of 'wild' plants (mostly what could be termed as garden weeds), a modest number of birds (which did include the much-reduced Greenfinch) and one mammal - a Grey Squirrel. It is heartening to see such a community-led project that has already reaped great rewards. More throughout the year...




Comments

Marc Heath said…
Looks to be a cracking little area. Well done to those concerned for making this space. I look forward to what you may find there throughout the year.
Steve Gale said…
There will be Odonata on/in the pond! I predict five species.
Stewart said…
Allotments are always good for wildlife. It will come into its own from Spring through Autumn...
Steve Gale said…
The pheromone lures will have a few outings Stewart
Derek Faulkner said…
That's a great alternative to basic allotmenting, well done those people.
By the way, my partner and I walked that same Polesden Lacey path in the early summer and it wasn't that much better bird-wise then.
Stewart said…
I'll look forward to that!
Steve Gale said…
Apart from the Hawfinches I have seen very little here to be honest

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