Biodiversity and ecology
UWE is lucky enough to have many beautiful green spaces across our campuses with different habitats and diverse species. We work to protect these habitats and maximise their potential to support biodiversity.
Examples of positive action and future plans:
- Nectar rich herbaceous planting such as lavender, increasing year on year
- University garden started at Frenchay, using Permaculture approach
- Staff led vegetable garden started at Glenside
- Herbal growing space at Bower Ashton established
- More bird boxes and feeding stations introduced
- Insect supporting woodpiles introduced to supplement natural habitats
- Developing pond and grounds near the ECC
- Ongoing biodiversity management training for the Grounds Maintenance Team
- Wildlife walks at Frenchay to be extended into wooded and other areas
- Phone app with information on wildlife walks and biodiversity areas being developed
- Foraging walk to be introduced in Autumn 2013
- Bee hives to be introduced in Spring 2014
- Come on our monthly wildlife wilderness walks at Frenchay.
- Come on the 'Love Glenside tree walk' or download the map and notes about 'Trees at Glenside' and do it yourself.
- Take a break and visit the university garden (at back of Hewlett Packard canteen). If you would like to work in the garden e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you want to get involved in the Glenside vegetable garden, e-mail email@example.com
- We need people to help us with wildflower surveys and monitoring and data recording of bird-boxes. If you are interested, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
- Take a photo for our UWE Naturewatch photo gallery
- Get a veg box delivered from the Community Farm.
Biodiversity Management Plan 2013 and beyond
We are developing a Biodiversity Management Plan with input from UWE academics, local wildlife trusts, local councils, residential and business neighbours and local schools which will be available in Autumn 2013.
March 2010 Wildlife and Protected Species Survey
A full wildlife survey and Protected Species Audit (known as an Extended Phase I Habitat Survey). The survey took place on 16 and 17 March 2010, with a further survey on 9 April 2010.
- Wildlife and Protected Species Survey Phase 1 survey 5.82Mb
- Wildlife and Protected Species Survey Phase 1 maps a-f 3.58MbWildlife and Protected Species Survey Figure 2 - Designated Sites within 2km of UWE 912k
- Wildlife and Protected Species Survey Figure 3 - Protected Species within 2km of UWE 789k
March 2009 Protected Species Survey
A protected species survey for bats, water voles, otters and great crested newts.
January 2009 ecological survey
The results of a January 2009 'broad walk through' survey as part of the HP land purchase, based on details of a survey carried out by HP in August 2007.
Ecological Survey 2009 Frenchay 13.22Mb
More information and results of previous surveys can be found on the Estate Department's Ecology pages.