MArsh Field

On the marsh field we have a wide range of marsh plants and birds. We have seen snipe and plan to add a bird hide so that they can be observed without being disturbed. We are developing this field as a nature area, encouraging a wild flower meadow and increasing the biodiversity in the coming years. We have cleared the existing stream and will be monitoring the water flow this season.

On the marsh field we have a wide range of marsh plants and birds. We have seen snipe and plan to add a bird hide so that they can be observed without being disturbed. We are developing this field as a nature area, encouraging a wild flower meadow and increasing the biodiversity in the coming years. We have cleared the existing stream and will be monitoring the water flow this season.

Devon Bat project

In May 2018 we took part in the Devon Bat Project, for 3 days we had a bat monitor in our orchard area which recorded all the different species of bat in the area. The report states that we had visits by ten different species of bat, including the common pipistrelle, soprano pipistrelle, noctule, brown long eared bat, daubenton's bat, serotine, whiskered or brandt's, myotis species, lesser horseshoe... More details of this exciting project can be found on the website http://devonbatproject.org/ (The photo shows the bat boxes installed on the wall of the house, in March 2018)  In August 2018, we repeated the bat monitoring and were delighted to find that we had double the number of bat movements and had up to eleven different species of bat visiting our grounds.

In May 2018 we took part in the Devon Bat Project, for 3 days we had a bat monitor in our orchard area which recorded all the different species of bat in the area. The report states that we had visits by ten different species of bat, including the common pipistrelle, soprano pipistrelle, noctule, brown long eared bat, daubenton's bat, serotine, whiskered or brandt's, myotis species, lesser horseshoe... More details of this exciting project can be found on the website http://devonbatproject.org/ (The photo shows the bat boxes installed on the wall of the house, in March 2018) In August 2018, we repeated the bat monitoring and were delighted to find that we had double the number of bat movements and had up to eleven different species of bat visiting our grounds.

WILD FLOWER MEADOW

The gardens are taking shape, with many pollen producing plants and we look forward to introducing a beehive or two. We are interested in supporting the British Black Bee Project, which is seeking to strengthen numbers of this native species in the South West of England. The black bees are particularly well suited to the weather conditions in this region. In 2018 we observed many different species of butterfly, damselfly and dragonfly across the meadow.

The gardens are taking shape, with many pollen producing plants and we look forward to introducing a beehive or two. We are interested in supporting the British Black Bee Project, which is seeking to strengthen numbers of this native species in the South West of England. The black bees are particularly well suited to the weather conditions in this region. In 2018 we observed many different species of butterfly, damselfly and dragonfly across the meadow.