Hello! Throughout the year, we have been busily working to keep the heathland in a great condition to benefit all types of wildlife.
Notably, during the spring and summer, a trio of rare birds use he heathland areas to raise their families. Dartford Warblers, Nightjars and Woodlarks nest on the ground – in amongst the
heather and gorse. They don’t like to be disturbed and are likely to abandon their nests and chicks if people or dogs pass too closely, so it is important to stick to footpaths during the breeding
If you are very lucky (and watch quietly from the paths), you may catch a glimpse of them foraging for insects to feed their chicks on the open heathland.
Here’s to a great 2017 and if your group would like to help with any of the practical habitat management that we do, please let me know. It is a fun, energetic and rewarding way to spend a day!