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BMT receives grant from Farnham Town Council

March 26, 2015

Farnham Town Council has awarded £1,000 to the Bishop’s Meadow Trust to contribute to creating protected areas for wildlife around the peripheries of the Meadow. Very many thanks for this generous support.

A small mammal survey carried out on in the Meadow by the Surrey Wildlife Trust in June 2014 found a good number of wood mice and bank voles but other species have proved more vulnerable. The “State of Nature” report produced in 2013 by a partnership of 25 UK conservation and wildlife organisations

http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/sites/default/files/files/State%20of%20Nature/State%20of%20Nature%20-%20main%20report.pdf

found that 60% of species studied in the UK have declined over recent decades. It particularly mentions insects and animals which we would expect to find on the meadows such as moths, butterflies and beetles; song birds, bats and hedgehogs. As a first step, the BMT has decided to create undisturbed habitats around the peripheries of the Meadow. These wildlife areas will create an improved environment for all these creatures as well as the small mammal population -an important food component for larger carnivores and birds of prey which we also hope to attract.

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  1. Abigail McKern permalink
    March 28, 2015 10:55 am

    BRILLIANT NEWS! Well deserved BMT and thank you FTC!!!

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