Bats & Birds
In the last year, a huge amount of habitat and species data has been collected with help from our volunteers to form an ecological baseline for the project. Nine species of bats have been recorded including the Barbastelle Bat and the very rare Bechstein’s Bat. We recorded 23 of 26 butterfly species previously observed on the estate and recorded 66 bird species including the Spotted Flycatcher. We counted many ‘Vulnerable’ White Helleborine which likes growing in the shade of Beech trees, and also found five other orchid species around the wider estate.