---- Monitoring Troopers Hill 1994 to 2021 ----
See also: Troopers Hill Through the Seasons - Troopers Hill in the 1960s - Troopers Hill - 1998 to 2012 - Troopers Hill Management Plan
The photos below were taken as part of an ongoing photographic survey of Troopers Hill undertaken for Bristol City Council by Rupert Higgins of Wessex Ecological Consultancy and the Friends of Troopers Hill.
35 photographs are taken from fixed points on the hill so that changes in the spread of different plant species can be monitored. From 1994 to 2008 they were taken every other year. An extra photo was added in 2011.
In 2010 it was agreed to move to 5 year cycle for the photo survey to match the review dates of the Management Plan so the survey was delayed until 2011. This was in view of the increased site presence of Bristol Parks and Friends of Troopers Hill monitoring vegetation as part of ecological management.
The 2016 survey was used to help update the Management Plan in 2019. All these surveys were funded by Bristol City Council. The 2021 survey has also now been completed - funded by Friends of Troopers Hill.
As part of the 2021 survey a list of the What Three Word location for each photo was produced.
For six of these photos we have uploaded the full set of photos since 1994. Clicking on the thumbnails below will allow you to click through to see the photos from all the surveys 1994 to 2016 together with a more detailed description of the changes that can be seen. The photographs are taken in August each year.