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Coton Wood

Contact: Woodland Trust

Grid Ref: SK247147

Coton Wood was planted by the Woodland Trust in 1995. The trees have thrived since planting and canopy closure has occurred over a significant part of the site. In addition to the developing woodlands, the site has over 4.5km of species-rich hedgerows.

Selected areas of the site have been sown with both annual and perennial wildflowers as part of a “Forest of Flowers” project and provide a spectacular display from May to September.

The hedges and scrubby areas are ideal breeding sites for yellowhammer and dunnock. The site has a rich invertebrate fauna including small copper butterfly, skipper, brown hawker dragonfly, meadow brown butterfly, marbled white butterfly, and Roselle’s bush cricket.

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