To help support the steady growth in numbers of otters on our rivers, otter holts were installed on two of our riverside reserves with the help of our Saturday volunteer group. The holts were sited in secluded, quiet bankside locations and will hopefully provide daytime refuge for these amazing animals as they navigate our waterways.

A selection of logs from native trees were collected together to create a very impressive vertical log pile. With the help of volunteers from a local company the log pile took shape and even looked quite artistic and sculptural in it’s finished state. The log pile will rot down slowly,providing the perfect environment for ground beetles to lay their eggs in. The resulting larvae then develop and feed in the rotting deadwood this process can sometimes take up to  four years for some species. 

The Perse School undertook the task of providing homes for our city’s hedgehogs. Following a design brief they constructed sturdy, water proof wooden houses which it is hoped will go on to provide a safe refuge as a either a day nest or sctual hibernation site for local hedgehogs. Some of the homes were taken to the nearby housing area,  Accordia where local children were given a chance to learn some more about the habits of hedgehogs and then site the homes in places they decided would be…