Recent declines in starlings, hedgehogs and some butterfly populations are just part of a general decline in wild plants and animals across the planet and including Bristol. Many people from Avon Wildlife Trust and Bristol Parks and from neighbourhood park and wildlife groups are attempting to turn the tide. Action can be taken at the level of domestic gardens and window boxes as well as city-wide.
Some grass roots wildlife, park, city farm and allotment groups are joining up to share expertise and ideas as well as monitoring wildlife in particular spaces and enhancing the environment of parks, school grounds and other spaces. See Making Bristol Wilder for more details.
If you want to know more about this city-wide network and what’s happening in your part of the city, contact Making Bristol Wilder via firstname.lastname@example.org.