In 2014 Catherine Day founded the Chiswick Swift Project. Catherine successfully monitored for swift nests and worked with the local community to create awareness of the plight of the swift in the UK and to encourage people to put up swift boxes so they could continue to nest across Chiswick.
With Catherine having left Chiswick, she has entrusted WildChiswick with continuing her hard work. We are honoured to take over the reigns. Of course we need your help!
Click the button below to learn more about Swifts and how we can help them stay in our Chiswick Skies.
We have been our drilling Hedgehog Highways today in Chiswick. This has been an exciting day as we have been able to buy our own equipment due to the very kind donations made on our GoFundMe page. To all those who donated - Thank you!
Connecting our gardens is one of the most important things we can do to help the hedgehog population we have in Chiswick. They each need to travel over a mile each night to find food, mate and find a good place to nest.
Our green spaces also need to be kept green. Please keep natural grass, plant low growing bushes and plants, have a wood pile to attract insects and leave some leaves lying about.
We can all help these lovely creatures, it does not take much!
We are working with ZSL LondonHogwatch again this year to identify areas of Chiswick with Hedgehog activity. This is by installing trail cameras. So far we have placed cameras in the Allotments, some gardens and most recently, Chiswick House and Gardens.
We now want to monitor for hedgehogs across the Turnham Green and Bedford Park areas of Chiswick. To have hedgehogs passing through your garden there must be access. If you think you have hedgehogs in your area but no access to your garden, we can drill a hole for you and then place a camera.
If you could allow us to put a trail camera in your garden or communal space, please email us using the button below.
We have just begun to drill 13cm holes in garden fences and gates across Strand on the Green and Grove Park in association with Barnes Hedgehogs. This is to reduce fragmentation, the biggest hurdle for urban hedgehogs. By opening up gardens, hedgehogs can freely and safely forage across the mile they require each night.
This is the best thing you can do for hedgehogs!
Photo Credit - BHPS.