In January, despite the wet weather, a dozen volunteers from the local neighbourhood joined members of the Salisbury Wildlife Group to plant a hedgerow at the newly created Fisherton Wildlife Meadows.
With the expertise and tools kindly provided by the Salisbury Wildlife Group, 80 metres of native hedge whips were planted on the day. The hedgerows will be very beneficial to wildlife, providing fantastic habitat, cover and food for animals, birds and insects.
The Fisherton Wildlife Meadows are a new project by Salisbury City Council using land that was previously grazing paddocks to create areas with the primary aim of benefitting nature. Through the combined effort of volunteers and the City Council’s Grounds Team, it is intended to be a space for the creation of wildflower meadows, but also where trees can be planted, more hedging laid and a wildlife pond added.
Cllr Victoria Charleston said: “Thank you to everyone who battled the elements to plant hedgerow at Fisherton Wildlife Meadows.
“The Meadows is a fantastic new initiative that will benefit wildlife and improve biodiversity and it is just one of many activities the City Council is undertaking to help the environment in Salisbury.”