We’ve been working on our schedule of biodiversity surveys and in addition to the rearranged bat walk on 6th October (weather permitting!), that month we’ll be identifying and recording invertebrates and trees and starting an extended survey of garden birds which will last into 2019.
As the weather warms next spring we plan to tackle mammals and amphibians; bumblebees; birds, butterflies and moths and have an expert-guided botany walk.
Our area has long been rich in natural diversity as this clip from an edition of the Bristol Mercury from May 1870 shows. Whether there are any nightingales singing in the three hamlets today remains to be seen!