The first county record for Sea Fern-grass (Catapodium marinum) has been confirmed on the Protected Road Verge at Thorny Down on the A30 near Salisbury.
As bonfire night fast approaches householders are being asked to pay particular attention to the welfare of Hedgehogs. At this time of year these welcome, but increasingly rare, visitors to our gardens come in search of beetles, worms, slugs and snails.
Harsh weather, habitat loss and the American Mink look to be the cause of a dramatic decline in the country’s Water Vole population. Records reveal Water Vole presence is down 22 per cent in two years.
The Wiltshire Mammal Group is hosting a talk on Hedgehogs by the People’s Trust for Endangered Animals (PTES) on Wednesday the 30th October. There is much evidence that hedgehogs are declining severely in Britain. Worryingly, they seem to be doing just as badly in the wider countryside as they are in our towns and cities.
A new report published today highlights the environmental impact of dramatic population growth across Wiltshire and Swindon. It clearly links how our economy and quality of life depend upon the state of our environment, which in turn is influenced by our lifestyles and activities.