Wildlife Survey

Want to share in study of local wildlife?      

Donkey Lane in Autumn
Gaston (aka “Donkey”) Lane

One thing that I have been enjoying during my lockdown is the opportunity to observe the flora and fauna in our dear green space around ‘Donkey Lane’ (running behind top of King’s Drive houses between Bishop Road and Longmead Avenue).  I would like to continue this post-lockdown and to share it with others in a way that would develop a small contribution to a green and curious world.

After asking around a bit I was directed to Nature’s Calendar an app. which provides an accessible way of recording how animals, insects, flowers, trees and grasses respond and contribute to the seasonal cycle. The aim is to contribute to a UK database that has been running for 20 + years. It seems accessible to non specialists like me and is structured so that a network of individual local nature watchers could each contribute material to it.

Please have a look at the link to Nature’ Calendar   https://naturescalendar.woodlandtrust.org.uk/

If you would be interested in contributing to a very local wildlife survey and sharing the results with others near and far then please contact Tim Mason – timmahamason@gmail.com and I can explain what I have in mind in more detail.

The area I want to focus on is Donkey Lane itself and the allotments either side. So it would be of particular interest to those of us that are active in the Golden Hill allotments, Horfield Organic Community Orchard or Golden Hill Community Garden. It may also interest those who use Donkey Lane as a walking, jogging or cycling route and appreciate its special rural/urban ambience.

Rainbow over allotments Dec2018Tim Mason, Longs Field plotholder