Salisbury City Council has been working with Wiltshire Wildlife Trust to create a wildlife friendly river bank in Churchill Gardens. This forms part of the wider Garden Meets Rivers Edge project in Partnership with Natural England.
River banks are important wildlife corridors which provide habitat connecting wildlife populations separated by our towns, villages and cities.
The area has been planted with wildlife friendly plants including water mint, marsh marigold, purple loosestrife and meadowsweet which will add additional colour to the river bank during spring and summer months. Keep an eye out for dragonflies, butterflies, grasshoppers and bees as well as larger animals and birds including Water Voles, Moorhens and Kingfishers.
Residents with river banks in gardens are encouraged to adopt similar methods to make theirs more wildlife friendly. To find out more on the Garden Meets Rivers Edge project follow this link: https://www.wiltshirewildlife.org/hampshire-avon-garden-meets-river-edge