Friday, 4 September 2015

To put the importance of Straitgate’s biodiversity into context

Wildlife surveys carried out for the Woodland Trust and National Trust have revealed that Fingle Woods contains some of the richest diversity found in woodland in the South West of England.
Along with birds, butterflies and invertebrates, the woods contain a rich diversity of wildlife, including:
Dormice found in five locations. Nine species of bats were recorded in Fingle Woods, over half the species in the entire UK bat fauna, making Fingle Woods significantly important.

Aggregate Industries should feel proud that its tenant farmer has so successfully combined dairy farming with rare and protected species all on one site!