Avon Wildlife Trust
A haven for wildlife and wildflowers in the heart of Bristol
The Trust pioneered urban conservation in Bristol in 1980, by turning an area of Brandon Hill Park into a haven for wildlife in the heart of the city.
This meadow is in the heart of Bristol city. It is full of cowslips in spring but during the summer ox-eye daisies, yellow rattle and knapweed add a fine splash of colour. Frogs, toads and smooth newts breed in the pond and birds such as blackcap and jay may be seen along the woodland walk. The top of Brandon Hill commands a fine view of the city towards the River Avon. The river takes a sharp bend to the north to flow through the Avon Gorge.
Brandon Hill is owned by Bristol City Council and managed by agreement.
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