Fulham Horticultural Society
It has been noted that a lot of people
have been using Ant Killer on the allotments. We would like to
caution against its use because the Green Woodpecker eats the larvae
and pupae of the ants (which is why the woodpecker is seen so often
on the paths). It would be such a shame to see this beautiful bird go
the same way as the Hedgehogs and disappear from our allotments
because alternative ways of moving ants on are not practised. I had
to wait my whole life to see a Green Woodpecker and I had to come
from the countryside to Fulham Allotments to do it!
No ants = no Green Woodpeckers! I personally would like to keep seeing the Green Woodpeckers and keep the ants, nasty little red biters though they are!