Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project
The Avon Gorge, Clifton Down, Durdham Down and Leigh Woods are just a few miles from Bristol City Centre and yet they’re home to a wealth of wildlife. With stunning views, rare plants, ancient woodland, nesting peregrine falcons and awe-inspiring geology this is one of the most exciting places to see wildlife in Bristol.
We’re in awe of the fabulous Nicola Cooke who completed a gruelling 44 mile Ultra Marathon last Saturday. She was raising funds for the Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project education programme and smashed her fundraising target. A huge, huge thank you to Nicola and thank you to all of you who sponsored her. If you’d like to support our project you don’t have to run a marathon but you could click the donate button above!
The Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project is a partnership of Bristol City Council, Bristol Zoo Gardens, Natural England, University of Bristol, the Society of Merchant Venturers, Downs Committee, and Bristol Zoological Society.
We are also working in partnership with the National Trust, Forestry England (on the North Somerset side of the Gorge) and the Friends of the Downs and Avon Gorge.
Photographs: Juvenile peregrine facing forward (© Sam Coppard), Buttercups on the Downs (© Simon Muir), Spiked speedwell (© Libby Houston), Meadow on the Downs (© Denice Stout), Adult peregrine falcon (© Helen Hall). All other photos © Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project and © Phil Jearey.