We are hoping to get residents involved in a wildlife blog/report so anyone interested please contact us
Until we get some volunteers to help with a more scientific study, I have collated a list of wildlife that have been notified to us informallly. For now I have kept this to mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds plus some of the more unusual invertebrates.
- Bats (various species)
- Hedgehogs (many)
- Sqirrels (grey)
- Newts (Smooth or common)
- Feral pigeons
- Green Woodpecker
- Herring Gull
- Blue tit
- …..many more…..please contact us!
Perhaps you are wondering why this is under “conservation” – it seems to make sense that we would want to conserve the wildlife in the area as well as the houses. In fact since July 2019 planning regulations for all new builds stipulate that developers must include wildlife friendly features such as hedgehog highways and swift bricks.
It is quite reasonable to expect that planning authorities will also make such requirements for planning applications in regard to existing residences including conservation areas where appropriate.
I’ll kick this off with our happy hedgehog rescue video that we showed at the AGM 2019
And this one when a fox attacked a nest in Leigh Road