Large veteran trees throughout Fyne Court belong to its original landscape design. They once added a certain grandeur to the parkland. Now they provide refuge for insects, bats, birds and fungi.
In spring, listen for the drumming of great spotted woodpeckers and the coarse ‘cawing’ of rooks in the rookery, leading to a beautiful chorus of bird song during April and May.
Snowdrops & bluebells
In spring, snowdrops cover the woodland floor. They provide a fantastic display, making this forest a photographer’s dream. Look out for many other wild flowers such as primrose, yellow archangel and bluebells.
We work closely with a local farmer to graze the surrounding grassland with Highland cattle. As well as looking adorable, they're essential to keep the grassland in tip-top condition for wildlife.
As you wander through the estate, keep your eyes peeled for plants such as pignut, bird’s-foot trefoil and southern marsh orchid. Ragged Robin and marsh marigold are abundant in the wet grassland lining the streams and provide an excellent home for an abundance of insects from marbled white butterflies to the southern hawker dragonfly.
Swallows and martins dive and dart above the tall grasses, hunting the insects in flight.