We were delighted to be given permission by the Council and CHAS to renovate the wildlife plot at Staveley Road allotments. This area was created by Karen Liebreich from Abundance London. unfortunately it has been left over recent years and needs a bit of a face lift.
Why bother? The more wildlife friendly green spaces we can make the better for biodiversity across Chiswick. A strong. healthy biodiversity is also good news for humans.
Once the site is cleared and replanted we will be opening it up for the public to come and learn more about wildlife and how to garden to help it thrive and survive.
We do need some donations to help with this project. We need tools, plants, wast removal and a shed would be lovely to keep us dry and in the future act as a base for any visitors.
We have received a Thriving Community Fund for this project from Hounslow Council for which we are very grateful!
If you feel you can help us with this project and donate, please click on the button below. We are keen for more funding for planting.
WE HAVE HEDGEHOGS IN CHISWICK! Recent research has shown that one of the best ways to help hedgehogs in the urban environment is to put holes through fences and walls to create hedgehog highways. Please, contact us if:
You are willing to be a hedgehog hero and encourage all your street to put in hedgehog holes. We will provide the information and will come and drill the holes
OR you would like a hole drilled in your own garden fence or wall.
THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO KEEP OUR HEDGEHOGS THRIVING.!
We have been working with Grove Park School on presentations for their children during assemblies. This year we had a lovely time talking to the children about hedgehogs. They had some very interesting questions!
We have agreed to visit and talk some more to the children about wildlife. We are going to talk about what happens in winter to animals - including hibernation and food caching. For Spring and Summer we will talk about bird and bees.
We were also delighted to talk and draw hedgehogs with the children at St Nicolas Church Sunday school this month.
If your school would like us to put together a similar programme, please email using the link below.
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!
Ever wondered what happens behind the scenes at a Wildlife Rescue Centre?
Pauline Kidner has given nearly 30 years of her life, her home and land to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of British wildlife.
Pauline will talk us through her life with the Rescue and what it takes to get an animal from the reception room to a release. It takes a lot of hard work by a lot of people!
Pauline is very enthusiastic and passionate about her work and wildlife, and this comes across in her talks. There will be time for questions and advice on what to do if you find a sick or injured wild animal.
Tea, Coffee and Biscuits on arrival.
Please register via email – email@example.com
£5.00 on entry (helps pay for the event) 12yrs and under FOC
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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.