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---- Explore Hidden Bristol, a Wild City ----

Badocks Wood LNR

Explore Bristol's Wildlife Sites >>

The City of Bristol and the surrounding urban areas have a fabulous range of Nature Reserves and wildlife sites, many of which are unknown to the majority of residents.

The links on this page will help you find some of these secret gems and to understand more about them. We hope that it will also inspire you to seek them out and explore them for yourself.

If you have any comments about wildlife and nature reserves in and around Bristol please visit the Friends of Troopers Hill News & Views.

Explore Bristol's Wildlife Sites >>

Wild City Project

Wild CityWild City is an Access to Nature funded project which started in November 2010. Wild City aims to build on the huge success of the Nature in the City project (see below). The award was for 250,000 with 336,000 being the total project value for the 3 years.

Bristol Parks have appointed two Wild City Project Officers, Helen Adshead and Paula Spiers. Helen previously worked as the South Bristol Riverscapes Project Officer. Paula is also the Avon Frome Development Officer, and will be continuing this post part-time.

The project is based on Bristol's current and potential Local Nature Reserves with the main focus on the 'Key' sites and a lesser involvement with the 'Network' sites. However, buy raising the profile for wildlife in the City the project will also benefit many sites not directly involved.

Eastwood Farm LNRThe Key Wildlife City Project Sites are:
Lamplighter's Marsh - The New Cut - Northern Slopes - Hengrove Park Mounds and Hawkfield Meadows - Callington Road LNR - Eastwood Farm LNR - Stoke Park

The Wild City Network Sites are:
Lawrence Weston Moor LNR - Badock's Wood LNR - Narroways Millennium Green - Manor Woods Valley LNR - Stockwood Open Space LNR - Troopers Hill LNR - Royate HIll LNR

Bristol City Council Wild City page -

Wild City Newsletter Issue 1, Winter 2011/12 >>

Nature in the City Project

Bristol Parks' Nature in the City Project was run by Sally Oldfield and focused on Troopers Hill and five other sites. The project ran for two years to September 2008 and followed on from the four-year Wildspace! project which had also been run by Sally. Photographs and reports on some of the events held during the two years of Nature in the City can via the link below.

Nature in the City Project >>

Manor Woods Valley LNR

 Bristol's Wildlife Sites

 Bristol Parks Wildlife Page

  Bristol Biodiversity Action Plan

  Bristol's Big Wildlife Map

  Bristol City Centre Nature Trail

  Explore the Avon Valley

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