Biodiversity Surveys Continue

Many thanks to Richard Harris and Andy Grant from the Hawk and Owl Trust who came to survey and give us advice on the siting of owl boxes and on land management. Also to Doreen and John Bailey who came to do a follow-up fungi survey, now that we’re into wetter weather. Although they identified over 60 species, it appears we have relatively low levels of mycorrhizal fungi because of the amount of ash in the wood. Their thoughts on management will be fed into the mix, particularly on how we might diversify the species in the ancient woodland as the infected ash dies.

Richard Harris and Andy Grant from the Hawk and Owl Trust