Push to make Salisbury's Churchill Gardens more 'wildlife friendly'

Push to make Salisbury's Churchill Gardens more 'wildlife friendly'

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 6:00am 2nd August 2020.

2 minute read

The City Council's been working with the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust on the river banks in the park.

The 'Garden Meets Rivers Edge' project aims to keep river banks as 'important wildlife corridors' and maintaining the habitats.

Planting's been carried out along the River Avon, putting in things like water mint, marsh marigold, purple loosestrife and meadowsweet.

Churchill Gardens Salisbury City Council Wiltshire Wildlife Trust July 2020
Work's been carried out along the riverbank in Churchill Gardens in recent weeks to improve the habitat for wildlife there

Those plants not only add colour to the river bank but are known for being 'wildlife friendly'.

Dragonflies, butterflies, grasshoppers, bees, water voles, moorhens and kingfishers believed to be especially keen.

The River Avon through Salisbury is designated as a Site of Specific Scientific Interest.

The project is ongoing, with people living near the water's edge asked to do their bit to help protect habitats.

You can find out more on the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust website.

Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Spire FM

© Copyright 2020 Spire FM, A UKRD group company