Nature on the Farm
There is a wide variety of wildlife to be found on the farm throughout the year.
In the Spring there are a number of wildflowers which blossom such as Allium ursinum Ransoms (Wild Garlic), Hycacinthoides non-scripta (Bluebell), primula vulgaris (Primrose) and one of the great spring flowers is Orhcis mascula.
Spring is also a great time to see pheasants; the cock pheasants shown made a great display when they met in the garden.
You are also able to see a number of hares within the fields, usually chasing or 'boxing'
House martins nest under the eaves of the farmhouse every year and are always a great attraction for visitors to the farm shop.
The fields are also a haven for skylarks whose distinctive song you can regularly hear.
A variety of butterflies are always seen on the farm. Peacock butterflies are often found hybernating in the farm buildings over the winter and tiger moths are frequently seen in the organic vegetable garden.
Occasionally seen are Sika Deer. they are most active at dawn and dusk. The deer here were in the fields close to the fish farm.