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In this sheltered and unspoilt valley there is an abundance of Wildlife to admire.

 

Overhead, there are Buzzards, Woodpeckers ,Owls and numerous other woodland species . We have actually seen a Cuckoo this year, have heard the song of the Golden Oriel and spotted the petite Firecrest.

The lakes and ponds attract Kingfishers, Herons,Ducks ,Frogs and Toads.

 

There are masses of  Butterflies and Ladybirds, and our Wildflower area will attract even more species. We already have large circles of beautifully scented wild thyme.

Lizards bathe in the glorious sunshine on walls and stones.

Grasshoppers and Crickets are also a delightful addition to the soundscape.

This Summer the rare Swallowtail Butterfly has been spotted  feeding on the Buddleia.

 

Our Walnut Tree attracts the gorgeous Red Squirrels .It is fascinating to watch their aerial aerobatics.

 

There are Deer in the woods and surrounding fields.There are also Beech Martins and Coypu( Ragondins) nearby.

These are Coypu pups playing outside our house

There are numerous mature trees in the valley - including our prolific Walnut Tree, Horse Chestnut - no shortage of Conkers here!-  Oak, Beech, Pines.

 

 Autumn is a delightful month of bounty, delicious fresh Walnuts and small white Peaches , not forgetting the abundance of wild Mushrooms.

 

In the Spring the numerous wildflowers will come into their own and it is delight to watch them amongst our own 'Wildflower' meadow maze.

 

 

 

 

Rare Swallowtail
Rare Swallowtail

Firecrest
Firecrest

Hummingbird Moth on Lavender

Unusual Caterpillar

Our Wildflower Meadow Maze

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