Urban Wildlife

Activities under our urban wildlife theme aims to make links between the green space of the river site and the surrounding urban area. Allowing wildlife to move through the urban environment and use gardens and public spaces as habitat where they can thrive. We are looking for local residents to work with the project to make wildlife corridors for species such as the endangered hedgehog which we have found present on the Brooks.

We have a loan system for mynaturewatch cameras, made by members of the community from kits provided by the Royal College of Art, which can be borrowed from the EPIC offices for up to two weeks. Placed in gardens they will take pictures of a whole host of wildlife and we are really interested in their effectiveness as well as the images they provide. We are also  running a variety of activities, events and talks. From making bird boxes and feeders to undertaking bat walks and inspirational talks there is something for everyone to get involved in to make Sompting and the surrounding area a wildlife haven for all kinds of species. 

For more information on our urban wildlife programme contact Alistair.whitby@oart.org.uk