My Wild Bedminster

My Wild Bedminster - UK and Ireland : SOUTH BRISTOL'S WILDLIFE CHALLENGE Welcome! Please join us and take part in our big, easy, fun com

Welcome! Please join us and take part in our big, easy, fun community wildlife project. If you live, work or visit the BS3 postcode areas of south bristol, we are inviting you to go on a wild adventure in the local area and share your wildlife sightings on here (that's Bedminster, Ashton, Southville, Windmill Hil, Victoria Park and the BS3 parts of Knowle and Totterdown).
Simply upload your photos and iSpot experts will help you identify all the species. Please give a date, your name and the location of the sighting (i.e. which green space or road name). Do not worry if you are not sure of the identification - experts on here will help, that's the idea. You will be able to see everyone else's sightings on here too, and compare wild discoveries from other neighbourhoods with your own. You can also comment or have a go at identifying any of the species photographed, if you wish.
As highlighted by Sir David Attenborough and the authors of the State of Nature Report 2016, urban wildlife populations have suffered serious declines. Bedminster appears to be particularly poor for wildlife, yet we can choose to change this. Therefore it is important now, more than ever, to find out what wildlife we have living locally, and then to do whatever we can to support those populations. For this reason we would love you to send us all your wildlife sightings please. If you prefer to just send a list of wildlife records, without photos, please email the records (including who, what, where and when it was seen) to: [email protected]
My Wild Bedminster is a community wildlife project offering lots of opportunities to get involved with wildlife. It was set up by Avon Wildlife Trust as part of #MyWildCity, with support from local volunteers, community groups, Avon Wildlife Trust Wildlife Champions, Greater Bedminster Community Partnership, South Bristol Voice and local businesses. Any wildlife sightings you send to MWB will be shared with Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre and wildlife recording groups, purely for conservation purposes, unless you request otherwise. Your details will not be used for any other purpose without your permission.
Thanks to support from South Bristol Voice and wildlife-loving children's TV presenter Andy Day, we also invited children in south Bristol to find and draw nature in our wildlife art competition. Congratulations to the winners: Filippo Mele, Megan Anthony, runner-up Sebastian Flower and Ashton Gate Primary School. The competition was organised by South Bristol Voice and My Wild Bedminster community partnership, not iSpot.
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Thanks for your interest.
Wild wishes,
27 Apr 2017
Alex Morss