My Wild City Champion: Alex Morss

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As a professional ecologist and committee member of Victoria Park Action Group, Alex works alongside other volunteers to improve the park for wildlife and bring people closer to nature.

 

My favourite urban wildlife moment was introducing a young boy at our bioblitz to a newt - he looked at it like it was an alien!

 

In 2015 Alex organised the park’s first bioblitz involving 60 volunteers engaging 900 people and recording 409 species of plants, mammals, amphibians, lichens, invertebrates and birds.

She is especially passionate about botany and pollinators! Working with local primary school children, they grew native wildflowers and helped populate two giant native flower beds for Get Bristol Buzzing. Each child learned to name at least one wildflower in every colour and why pollinators need them in the city.

This year Alex is creating a living willow tunnel in Victoria Park using beautiful, colourful, pollinator-friendly willow species donated by local biofuel business, Energy4Crops.

 

 

 

Alex is also helping to lead 'My Wild Neighbourhood' in Windmill Hill.

Are you passionate about wildlife in your area of Bristol? Maybe you could be our next wildlife champion! Email us.

Image credit: Philip Precey