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A rare survival of a 17th century duck decoy
The Boarstall Duck Decoy is one of only a few remaining in the country and provides a fascinating insight into a rare aspect of British rural life.
The Duck Decoy is surrounded by ancient woodland, with a stunning array of spring flowers including a large display of bluebells. There is an abundance of bird life, with many nesting and feeding sites, the wood also makes a home for several species of bat.
Spring is here
Spring has sprung and with this comes the bloom of beautiful flowers. Some of the flowers that can be found at the Duck Decoy are:
- daffodil – synonymous with spring, bringing a shot of early season colour
- wood anemone – an indicator species of ancient woodland
- primrose – one of earliest flowers to emerge from the depths of winter
- bluebell – carpeting the woodland floor to give a stunning display