A wildlife-friendly riverbank in Churchill Gardens has been created by Salisbury City Council and Wiltshire Wildlife Trust.

Riverbanks are important wildlife corridors that provide habitat connecting wildlife populations separated by our towns, villages and cities. It is part of the wider Garden Meets Rivers Edge project in partnership with Natural England, according to a council statement.

Wildlife-friendly plants such as water mint, marsh marigold, purple loosestrife and meadowsweet will add additional colour to the river bank during spring and summer months. Dragonflies, butterflies, grasshoppers and bees as well as larger animals and birds including water voles, moorhens and kingfishers, could discover the improved habitat.

Residents with river banks in gardens could adopt similar methods to make theirs more wildlife friendly, the organisers said.

To find out more project follow the link: https://www.wiltshirewildlife.org/hampshire-avon-garden-meets-river-edge