My Wild Neighbourhood

As part of the My Wild Neighbourhood project we are aiming to create three ‘’Wild Neighbourhoods’ around Cardiff.

We have already begun working on this in the Heath area of Cardiff, where there is a good population of Great Crested Newts. We have been out in Heath Park with the local community looking for newts in the ponds and we have conducted a garden survey on Allensbank Road, Heath Park Avenue and King George V Drive to find out what features people had in their gardens for wildlife, plus what newts they’ve seen. We’ve also provided lots of advice to local residents about features they can install in their gardens for newts and we’ve even provided free ponds to a few Cardiff homes.

We would also like to create two more ‘ Wild Neighbourhoods’ around Cardiff for bees and hedgehogs, so let us know if you live in an area where you think we can help!

Great crested newt

Great crested newt


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