Wichelstowe has been designed with not only its new human residents but also its existing wildlife in mind.
The design of development is guided by the Nature Conservation Management Strategy (NCMS) which includes measures to protect, enhance and maintain the wildlife resources that have been identified as important at Wichelstowe. It promotes their use, enjoyment and sympathetic management in order to improve the diversity of habitats and the attractiveness of the surrounding natural areas.The site is overseen by ecological advisors Keystone who undertake regular surveys of the site to monitor the wildlife and ensure appropriate protection measures are in place during construction. Guide to Wichelstowe WildlifeWe'd love to see photos of your wildlife sightings at Wichelstowe. Share with us on Twitter or Instagram (@wichelstowenews) or use #DiscoverWichelstowe.Click on the link below to find a few of the animals to look out for. Illustrations by artist Kerry Lemon. Wichelstowe wildlife spotting guideIn addition to wildlife within Wichelstowe's open spaces residents can encourage wildlife into their gardens. The award-winning David Wilson show home gardens offer inspiration and practical ideas to residents and buyers as to how they too can make their garden nature-friendly. As well as homes and habitats for wildlife, the gardens have been planted with native species, wildflower turf and include scented gardens to attract pollinatorsThe following guide offers some garden inspiration.Welcome wildlife into your world