In the spring listen out for the hooting of a tawny owl, or the distinctive song of the nuthatch. Within the woodland keep any eye out for the distinctive butcher’s broom, also known as knee holly, or guelder rose in the autumn with its distinctive red berries.
There is a pond and temporary stream within the wood, the pond is favoured by common frogs who return every year to breed, so look out for the tadpoles.
Along the main ride and sunny entrances look out for butterflies such as orange-tip or speckled wood or even the longhorn beetle Rutpela maculata
great tit / Alan Price