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Painted lady butterflyWildlife

Our region is rich in wildlife and beautiful wild places.

It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living

~ David Attenborough

We are incredibly fortunate to have a diverse range of habitats, from rare wildflower meadows, nationally important wetlands, Iron Age hill forts, ancient bluebell woodlands and thriving urban wildlife in the busy cities of Bath and Bristol.

Each of these habitats supports a diversity of species, from dormice, to butterflys and the peregrine falcons that fly overhead. 

Wildlife isn't constrained to our 36 nature reserves, wildlife can thrive in your gardens and local parks, so it is important we all make changes to allow wildlife to thrive.

We hope these links give you a guide to some of the wildlife you can discover here in Avon, and inspire you to make a difference to the wildlife on your doorstep!

 

Painted lady butterfly and bluebell woodland credit: Stephen Williams