The garden is a haven for wildlife. The range of plants grown attracts a wide variety of fauna. Hedgehog, field mouse, grey squirrel, toad, and many varieties of birds have been recorded. Mallard, wood pigeon, collared dove and several species of smaller birds regularly nest in the garden. To augment the natural habitats bird and bat boxes have been introduced. The meadow and the cottage garden attract bees, wasps, butterflies, beetles and other insects. Surveys of ladybirds and moths take place at various times. And, there is a wild rabbit! We hope just one. The apple trees have had to have wire netting attached because of its liking for young bark. It is seldom seen and it possibly lives in the mount. It is a tolerated relationship and one that nursery children are told of when they visit the garden to look for bugs and beasts.