The Barnes Charitable Trust
Wildlife Work in Progress
We are about to start a fernery. The idea is to have specimens of all the native ferns of the AONB planted along the path outside the Walled Garden. Many already grow wild in the woodlands but this will be a bit more formal.
About The Woodland
Ashmeadow woodlands provide a haven for wildlife with more than twenty-six species of birds breeding.
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.
Comma Dark Green Fritillary Painted Lady
Peacock Red Admiral Speckled Wood
The Barnes Charitable Trust Registered Charity 1002338
Trustees: Andy Pringle (Chairman), Ann Kitchen (Treasurer),
David Barton (Vice-Chair), Helen Caldwell, Mary Hamilton,
Julia Holroyd, Basil Herwald, Pete McSweeney, Jennifer Rae, Chris Youdale
Honorary Secretary: Ken Kitchen