Environment

kppathThe rough grassland on this site is of compacted clay soil and therefore there are a limited number of wild flowers present. The overall structure of the grassland area and surrounding habitats sustain a good range of wildlife species. This type of grassland provides an essential resource and refuge small mammals, birds, reptile’s amphibians and invertebrates.

kpowlThe areas of short grass such as the regularly mown grass paths are valuable basking areas for cold blooded animals.

The trees hedgerows and scrub provide a varied habitat for birds, for roosting, nesting, cover and food, and provide protection for small mammals and invertebrates. Thick established hedgerows, such as those found on the boundary o f the grassland, and mature trees are necessary for a large number of species.