What is the project all about?
This project will concentrate on Argyle Limpsfield and Edgecombe Hall ponds. These are both located in the Southfields area of the Wandsworth Borough. Works will include removing invasive plant species and replacing them with native ones, cutting back vegetation to allow sunlight into the ponds and creating habitats such as hibernacula and basking banks.
What are the aims?
To improve these habitats for amphibians through ensuring that there is high quality standing water on both sites. Both areas have had historical records of amphibians, (frogs, newts and toads) but less so in recent years.
This work will bring the sites back to a good condition which will encourage the return of these species. The improvements will also benefit a wider range of wildlife including invertebrates, birds and small mammals.
Froglife will deliver corporate volunteer days and host an event at each site which will help local people to get involved in managing these areas and also in being able to identify amphibian and reptile species.
Residents will also benefit from having attractive, tranquil places to take refuge and think. It is often difficult in high density cityscapes to be able to escape from the noisy and hectic lifestyles and it is important to provide such escapes. Natural habitats also help to reduce pollution because they act as carbon sinks and act as a way of reducing noise pollution.
Want to find out more?
Please contact Kathy Wormald:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 01733 602102