The Stratford upon Avon Forest Garden is already home to some wonderful species of plants, birds, bees and wildlife. We regularly see Roe deer leaping across the fields. The sound of a skylark is often heard in the summer months as it ascends high above the airfield singing its heart out. And then there’s the wide range of songbirds and other birds that frequent the area to feed on the fruits found in its hedgerows.
The sightings include goldfinch, thrush, wren, blackbird, sparrowhawk, kestrel, barn owl, blue tit, coal tit, long tailed tit amongst many. We are actively aiming to encourage bees and butterflies to help to pollinate the many and varied choice of edible plants, shrubs and trees that will grow and be harvested in our forest garden.