Emersons Green Town Council are pleased to have established a
Community Nature Reserve
over the whole town council area, including Blackhorse, Lyde Green and parts of Mangotsfield.
This is an exciting new development for the area. The nature reserve will include both private gardens and land under local authority control.
Everyone who manages a garden with wildlife in mind is invited to say what they are doing and register their patch of land as part of the nature reserve.
The Town Council will also actively seek to enhance nature-rich areas under their control and will be working with South Glos on a local nature action plan.
Nature reserves don’t have to be out there, away from anything. They can be right here, next to your house, in your garden. We already have an amazing area for wildlife. We have meadows and commons, teeming with insects and wildflowers. We have woodland and wetland, ponds and a lake. We have seen little egrets, heron, woodpeckers and jays. We know we have foxes, hedgehogs, deer and badgers. We have even filmed otters in our area! Becoming a community nature reserve will help us realise the potential of our own gardens, learn to value the wildlife around us, care for it and recognise ourselves as part of the great community of life.