Post Seventeen

Turn right here and as you walk up the hill you can see a new hedge of native species planted on your right. It includes dogwood, field maple, guelder rose and hawthorn.

Many different minibeasts/invertebrates feed on the different plants and are themselves food for birds and bats. Bats also use the hedgelines to help them navigate through the landscape.

Common Pipistrelle Bat  (courtesy of the Bat Conservation Trust)

Common Pipistrelle Bat

(courtesy of the Bat Conservation Trust)

Cross the meadow to Post 18, looking for nectar rich hardheads, birds-foot-trefoil (food plant of Common Blue Butterfly caterpillars) and Common Sorrel (food plant of Small Copper Butterfly caterpillars).

Common Blue Butterfly

Common Blue Butterfly

Small Copper Butterfly

Small Copper Butterfly

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