Garden Wildlife

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The garden is managed to encourage wildlife with the help of the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust and the Churnet Valley Project.  The bee hotel now provides a refuge for several species of bee and other beneficial insects.

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The long grass with a mown path in the shape of the Staffordshire Knot is a mini-hay meadow, created by strewing hay from a species-rich hay meadow reserve.

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This summer we were thrilled to find a Southern hawker dragonfly zooming around the garden.

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The squirrels have of course made the garden and trees beyond their home.

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