HOLLY HEDGE WILD LIFE CONSERVATION AREA
A Wild Flower Meadow for Butterflies & Bees and Doggy Heaven
In November 2017 Holly Hedge purchased the field next to its entrance to enable the Sanctuary to create a Wild Flower Meadow and new habitat to protect existing species.
Holly Hedge are trying to create a safe haven for wildlife affected by local housing development in neighbouring woodland and bring local bats, birds and woodland creatures within the protection of the Sanctuary.
With the help of our Partner Avon Wild Life Trust and a financial Grant form Viridor Credits Environmental Company, a Biodiversity Project began in 2018 with the installation of a Wild Life Pond and a Stone Bat Folly.
The Meadow will also provide open space for rescue dogs to run free. They enjoy their woodland walks but for safety reasons would always be in harness and lead with trained handlers.
We also planted Pond Marginals, Hedgerows,Trees in the meadow, and Herbaceous plants in the sanctuary gardens. The increase in insects will feed birds and bats and encourage butterflies and bees.
Stage 2 & 3 of the project will include a Shingle Perimeter Footpath and the building of a Resource Centre, Gift Shop and Cafe by extending the existing Visitor Reception & Welcome Area.
We invite our supporters to join our effort to raise funds to create a haven for all animals in our care.
Holly Hedge would like to thank the amazing people who have contributed so far to support this project. This generosity of spirit and financial help from special people has enabled us to protect and increase habitat and our neighbouring woodland creatures, without encroaching on the Domestic Animal Welfare Funds.
Grant providers have made this project possible and we would also like to acknowledge the generosity of Viridor Credits Environmental Company who funded the initial Biodiversity Installations, planting and Wild Flower Seed, with a Grant of £36,000.
We would also wish to thank our local community funds, Freemans Quarry (Cemex), Stancombe Quarry (Tarmac), Bristol Airport Community Fund, Tesco Bags of Help, and other individual donations.
We are now raising money to increase our education program by extending the Reception area to build a Resource Area and Gift Shop &Café and install a footpath. A Grant of £20,000 from Postcode Lottery has provided the Match Funding. We need to raise a further £30,000 – Watch this Space!
The Trustees, staff & Volunteers are overwhelmed with gratitude for this wonderful support.