The RAA sustainability group met again in January. We discussed reducing peat use on the site, a review of site survey criteria to include provision for wildlife and recording the wildlife on site. The Allotments has been designated a site of local importance to wildlife. We thought it would be interesting and fun to create a record of all the wildlife it supports, both plants and animals.
We have created a wildlife recording sheet pdf which you can download here and print off or can be found in the community building in a folder under the care of the site officers. You can fill in a record of anything you see and if you manage to get a photo or movie clip please send it in, we’ll share good ones on the RAA website. If you are not sure what creature you have seen there are wildlife apps such as iNaturalist that can be downloaded for free to check what you have seen, otherwise ask a fellow plot holder or check in a wildlife identification book.
Click here to contact us or fill in the form on the ‘Contact us’ page. Our next meeting will be on Saturday 28 March. 2pm to 4pm in the Community Building. Anyone who would like to take part is welcome.