are not seeking to create a wildlife garden but we are very sympathetic
to the needs of local wildlife. We try to minimise disturbance when
we know wildlife to be present and we provide cover for wildlife
The pond has made a major difference to the range of wildlife that
we see in the garden and as the shrubs and trees have grown there
has been much more cover for birds and mammals in the garden. The
small pond provides a habitat which is good enough for water birds
and we have had moorhens resident in the garden for about 5 years.
We have always seen Brown Hare in the garden and have had weasel
resident from the time we moved here.
An open day is not a good time to see wildlife but you never know.
You have a better chance with a private visit but even then it is
down to good luck on the day.
photos on the wildlfe pages have all been taken in the garden over
a period of years. Most of the mushroom photographs were taken in
August 2005 which was very wet, but still warm. Ideal conditions
for mushrooms to grow.
The star picture this year must be that of the Dragon fly emerging
from its larvae stage.
about mushrooms in the garden.
about the wild life by the ponds.