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.

Pond plants
Winter lake
Birds eggs