• Wildlife

    2018 Silky wave moth report

    Bristol Zoological Society, in partnership with Butterfly Conservation, has been monitoring the silky wave moth for the past 20 years within the Avon Gorge. Every year this information is compiled into an annual report, which is disseminated to relevant stakeholders and partners.

  • Kids

    Discover: Trees

    The Avon Gorge and Downs is a great place to discover trees. There are plenty of common species that you might recognise such as oak, ash and hawthorn but did you know that there are also some very rare trees including the Bristol whitebeam that grow here and nowhere else

  • Kids

    Discover: Butterflies

    Summer is a great time of year to go butterfly spotting. Why not print out our Butterfly ID swatch and see how many butterflies you can spot in the meadow!

  • Kids

    Make a Bristol onion pencil

    The Avon Gorge and Downs are one of the most exciting places to enjoy wildlife in Bristol, and they’re only two miles from the city centre! Why not have a go at making a Bristol onion pencil?

  • Activity sheets

    Make your own Bristol onion mask

    The Avon Gorge and Downs are one of the most exciting places to enjoy wildlife in Bristol, and they’re only two miles from the city centre! Why not have a go at making a Bristol onion mask?

  • Activity sheets

    Make your own butterfly mask

    The Avon Gorge and Downs are one of the most exciting places to enjoy wildlife in Bristol, and they’re only two miles from the city centre! Why not have a go at making a butterfly mask?

  • Kids

    Make your own badger mask

    The Avon Gorge and Downs are one of the most exciting places to enjoy wildlife in Bristol, and they’re only two miles from the city centre! Why not have a go at making a badger mask?

  • Kids

    Make your own peregrine mask

    The Avon Gorge and Downs are one of the most exciting places to enjoy wildlife in Bristol, and they’re only two miles from the city centre! Why not have a go at making a peregrine falcon mask?

  • Kids

    Make your own goat mask

    The Avon Gorge and Downs are one of the most exciting places to enjoy wildlife in Bristol, and they’re only two miles from the city centre! Why not have a go at making your own Avon Gorge goat mask?

  • Kids

    Perergine falcon word search

    A peregrine falcon can fly up to 200 mph (388 km/h) when diving down to catch its prey in a ‘stoop’. It’s the fastest animal in the whole world!