Wildlife Habitats Improved at Chiswick

Work is taking place in the gardens to improve the habitat for wildlife.

Contractors are thinning vegetation and clearing dead trees on the island at the Northern end of the river to allow more light in and improve the environment for nesting wildfowl.

They have also removed the fallen willows from the water which will help stop predators such as rats and foxes stealing eggs and harming birds on the island.

The removal of the sunken willows also helps to improve water quality by allowing better flow around the island where the river tends to stagnate and reducing the amount of leaves in the water.

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