Farm News | November 10, 2020
Wildlife Habitat Enhancement at Lauriston Farm
Early consultation shows great community concern for local wildlife – we explain more about how we will be supporting wildlife and nature-recovery at the farm.
There has been a lot of interest in response to the Lauriston Farm community consultation about the importance of the wildlife and how this might be protected and enhanced as part of the proposal. Since the idea for the project started wildlife habitat enhancement has been one of the key focuses of the project design.
Leonie Alexander, is one of the Directors of Edinburgh Agroecology Coop and an ecologist with over 30 years experience. Most recently, she has been working as the urban biodiversity officer with the Royal Botanics in Edinburgh as part of the Shoreline Project, which works to promote the habitats for wildlife along Edinburgh’s shores, as such she has been observing the birds on Lauriston Farm, since before this project was even started.
We thought it would be useful to share a couple of reports with you to provide more information about what is there and how we plan to work with nature to create a really rich landscape of benefit to the existing wildlife but also to encourage new species to make a home. Thanks to all of you who have contributed so far. We really appreciate your input and are delighted that there is so much interest and awareness of the local wildlife at this site.