The Barnes Charitable Trust
Wildlife Work in Progress
About The Woodland
This two hectares of woodland is typical of the semi-natural woodland found around the Morecambe Bay limestone area. The principal species are Oak with Ash, Beech, Wild Cherry, a few Sycamore, Birch and Wych Elm. Groves of Yew trees are also a particular feature. Yew were also planted along the drive together with trees around the house and garden, and some are estimated to be over 300 years old. Fine specimens of Coast Redwood, Corsican Pine, European Larch, Scots Pine and Horse
Chestnut originate from planting in Victorian times, with Walnut and Sweet Chestnut more recently. The under storey has Holly, a few Hazel and Hawthorn. As well as Ivy and many ferns, the woodland ground flora includes Wood Anemone, English Bluebell, Common Violet, Spurge Laurel and Toothwort.
Ashmeadow woodlands provide a haven for wildlife
with more than twenty-six species of birds
Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch and
Tawny Owl are frequently seen.
Butterflies in spring or summer include Peacock,
Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Speckled Wood,
Brimstone, Red Admiral, Painted Lady and the
occasional Dark Green Fritillary.
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Comma Dark Green Fritillary Painted Lady
Peacock Red Admiral Speckled Wood
The Barnes Charitable Trust Registered Charity 1002338
Contact us at email@example.com
Trustees: Pete McSweeney (Chairman), Ann Kitchen (Treasurer),
David Barton, Helen Caldwell, Mary Hamilton, Julia Holroyd,
Basil Herwald, Andy Pringle, Jennifer Rae, Chris Youdale
Honorary Secretary: Ken Kitchen