Across the campus wildflower turf has been installed to identified areas not only to brighten them up with the wonderful mix of colours but also to provide essential food for our very important pollinators including bees, hoverflies and butterflies . The picture below is taken close to our pond and the Wilfred Brown building.
Ten top tips for helping our hedgehogs. Avoid using pesticides and slug pellets in the garden these not only harm hedgehogs but also their food chain try organic methods instead a hedgehog is a gardeners friend. Create a hedgehog highway with your neighbours by having a 13cm x 13cm gap at the bottom of a […]
You may have noticed the removal of the linear group of hybrid poplars by the entrance of the Sports centre car park,this is to remove the risk of failure on health and safety grounds.For the last ten years or so these trees have been carefully monitored as they have been affected by the hornet moth(Sesia […]
One of our family of badgers has been pretty active recently,clearing out old bedding material, hopefully, we will see new cubs in the next few weeks. Watch out for Badger activity such as snuffle holes in the grass areas where badgers are looking for earthworms.
While the North loop has been quiet with little traffic the team have taken the opportunity to take down one of the badly damaged Aspens which has now become a risk using the cherry picker owned by Estates. A new tree planting plan will be put into action with a more appropriate species being used […]
Another mixed area created using wildflower turf around the Faraday accommodation, enhancing biodiversity by attracting many pollinating insects, butterflies etc as well as brightening up a difficult corner. lets hope vehicles keep off the area!
The Grounds department have been awarded for the fourth consecutive year the Green Flag Award which is the benchmark national standard for publicly accessible parks and green spaces in the United Kingdom.Well done Team.
The Grounds Team have been very busy all through Covid -19 managing the campus landscape. Tree work has been carried out as per our survey and maintenance schedule including the reduction of the Salix alba’s along in the Lancaster hotel garden following a pollarding regime. Bat boxes and bird boxes are located in the vicinity […]
One of a number of hedgehog homes put around the campus, hopefully a new resident will move in to the vacant possession soon. Keep a look out for our hedgehog on Site.
Plenty of work being carried out to make our campus hedgehog friendly, from habitat management to hedgehog awareness stickers on grounds equipment. Do look out for our hedgehogs across campus, normally out late evening throughout the night foraging for food covering a large area, this one in the photo was over by the Isambard complex.