Bird and Mammal Shelters
Hampstead Heath is a lasting remnant of London’s former countryside. It provides opportunities for quiet enjoyment and appreciation of the natural world. Its vast size makes it a unique, quiet, habitat rich space close to the centre of London.
We need your support to raise £5,000 to create shelters and homes to increase the opportunities for birds and mammals to thrive on Hampstead Heath.
This money will enable us to:
- Purchase and install 30 bat boxes and bat roosts for the nine species of bat which have been detected on Hampstead Heath
- Purchase and install 30 bird boxes, including specialist boxes for tawny owls, kestrels and house sparrows
- Purchase and install 30 hedgehog nest boxes. Hampstead Heath supports a widespread population of hedgehogs and is an important location in London for these iconic mammals, which are in national decline
Every donation, whatever its value, is vital to enable works that enhance the wildlife value of Hampstead Heath.
Hampstead Heath is a 275-hectare open space located in the London Boroughs of Camden and Barnet. It is managed by the City of London Corporation and is a registered charity (number 803392).
Please note: If monies are raised above the required amount, or in the case that insufficient monies are raised to enable the project to go ahead, the amounts raised would be directed to similar projects within the charity.
As of June 2022, £2,160 has been raised thanks to your generous donations (pending money received through the Charities Aid Foundation).