The quality of wildlife habitats across the farm have been gradually improved over the past seven years.
Gaps in hedgerows have been replanted
Wildlife corridors have been created to link new and existing habitats
New ponds have been dug and planted appropriately
The Rare Breeds Centre has followed an approach that is sympathetic to wildlife. This, combined with a structured programme of land management has resulted in a doubling of small mammal numbers including major increase in recorded numbers of yellow ring-necked mice, a threatened species.
A wide variety of wildlife habitats are accessible from several farm walks. These include spectacular bluebell woodland and ancient hedgerows, as well as recently coppiced areas and Rainbow Wood a native plantation woodland (formerly a commemorative wood) with both managed and wild areas. A lake and several ponds provide aquatic interest.