Garden Wildlife

DSCF2218 (2)-cropped

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.


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.

P1040549 - sm (1280x960)

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

DSCF3197 (2)

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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.