Butterswood Lodge is a haven for a variety of wildlife including, Owls, Ducks, Ring Neck Doves, Goldfinches, Chaffinches, Wren’s, Great Tits, Blue Tits, Long Tailed Tits, Kingfishers, House Martins and Pied Wagtails to name but a few.
When spring arrives the ponds and surrounding areas are alive with new life. During this season we have Moorhens, Ducks and all the smaller birds nesting, so we have installed a great many nest boxes to help house all the new families.
The island in the middle of the Lily Pond is used as a wildlife area, with no entry to guests or anglers. This enables the wildlife to have a quiet and safe area to breed and the Water Voles enjoy making their homes in the island banks.
We also have a wildlife pond near to the wooden hut. Newts have been seen in the pond and duckings like to feed there, so again no-one is allowed access to it.
We also try to support the bees and butterflies by growing fruit tress, flowering bulbs, shrubs and British wildflowers.