Diversity

(NOT THE DANCE GROUP BUT OUR WILDLIFE)

Here at ganders farm we wish to be as creature friendly as we can so manage the farm carefully and sensitively for the wildlife that lives there, this has given us a diverse and surprising mix of wildlife. We have long strips of diverse hedge rows with Sloes and Brambles to Ash and Oak trees, we leave patches of tall grass and nettles with at least one of our paddocks being left completely alone throughout the nesting season for ground birds these paddocks are then used for hay cut around June time, A small number of dry stone walls still exist on the farm and we are hoping to restore some of the dilapidated walls over the coming years, a stream bed runs down one side of the farm to. All this provides plentiful habitats, nesting spots and food allowing for a huge spectrum of critters, bugs and beasties to roam our land. Here’s just a short list of some of the species that have been spotted on the farm, it is a list that  is getting longer all the time!

 

Reptiles and amphibians

Grass snakes

Toads

Frogs

Raptors

Kestrels

Little Owls

Barn Owls

Tawny owl

Sparrow hawks

Kestrel

Hobby

Buzzards

Red kites

Song Birds

Robins

Sparrow

Housemartin

fieldfair

Redwing

Swallows

Blackbirds

Bluetits

Great tits

Wren

Mammals

Bats

Stoat

Montjac

Wood mice

Vole

Mole

Shrew

Foxes

Otter

Badger

Rabbit

Insects (If anyone would like to come and advise us more on our invertebrates we’d love for you to contact us)

Bumblebees

Bees

Buterfiles

Hawk moth

 

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