Rare sighting of wicker whales reported near Sea Mills
12-acre wildlife haven on the Bristol Portway
Bennett’s Patch and White's Paddock Reserve in the Avon Gorge was created as part of celebrations marking Bristol’s year as European Green Capital in 2015.
Join us to celebrate Bennett's Patch and White's Paddock 1st birthday on Sunday 24 April 2016! We welcome you to come and enjoy music, nature walks and family fun and games. You’ll be able to admire the magnificent ‘Bristol Whales’ art installation and of course there will be cake.
The Avon Gorge is an essential wildlife corridor for foraging species including several species of bat, and is home to badgers, hedgehogs, slow worms and some truly unique plant species. We transformed the 12-acre neglected former sports facility into a wildlife haven, planting wildflower meadows, over 4000 trees to create a native woodland and three wildlife ponds.
In the last year alone, we have spotted:
42 different species of birds
22 species of butterflies
118 species of flowering plants & 29 trees and shrubs
Inspired by our work? Join us as a member to protect our region's beautiful wild places and add your voice to our growing 17,500 strong membership, from as little as £2.50 a month.