Help local community charities, like Westland Countryside Stewards, by shopping at Co-op.
Kilkhampton based nature conservation charity, Westland Countryside Stewards, has been selected for the Co-op Local Community Fund. Since September 2016, Co-op Members have raised £20 million for thousands of local projects that benefit communities across the UK.
Funds raised will help encourage native species on Kilkhampton Common and promote a diversity of wildlife and habitats for visitors to enjoy.
It’s time to get the lawn mower out!
Summer is fast approaching. I’m sure everyone with a lawn is noticing the grass is growing vigorously and they’re out with the mower more frequently. The same applies to Kilkhampton common. As well as the hedgerows, the grass pathways are sprouting.
Throughout the summer, the Common has been awash with butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies. A total of 1186 butterflies were recorded this year, a 700 decrease from last year, even with the new transects, although this seems to be the case across the UK this year. Continue reading “Kilkhampton Common – Autumn 2015”