danby wood - FLORA & FAUNA
A small team of our resident volunteers joined forces with Matt Davies from the Norwich Fringe and one of his volunteers to put up bat boxes which have been made in recycled wood by Eric Wilson who is one of our volunteers. They are now awaiting bats to move in. Special thanks to Eric for the lovely boxes and Les and Chris for putting them up.
The wood supports a wide variety of small woodland birds including tits, chaffinches, wrens and blackbirds. Larger birds such as jays, green woodpeckers and tawny owls are all present
Grey squirrels and bats are the most commonly seen mammals but others include wood mice, hedgehogs, Muntjac deer and foxes.
In summer you may see common woodland butterflies such as speckled wood, tortoiseshell and small white butterflies in the glades or open areas. Dead wood is left onsite to encourage beetles, wood lice, snails and a host of other insects.