Dead Hedge

We have a new wildlife habitat on site that will help to reduce the amount of waste that we burn and support biodiversity.

We have created a ‘dead hedge’ along the riverbank opposite the Clubhouse.   This will replace the aging wooden fence with a new habitat.

Insects and invertebrates love rotting wood and the dead hedge will be a perfect home for them.

Insects and invertebrates are a vital part of a healthy garden. They help pollinate flowers and crops, They eat pests and are food for larger animals (such as small mammals hedgehogs and birds), They also help to recycle nutrients and improving the soil.

The fence was created by our members on Community Spruce days using stakes pollarded from a tree in the wildlife garden, together with recycled fencing wire.

Members are asked to put their woody waste on the dead hedge rather than taking it to the bonfire area.

Wildlife spotted on site

White Egret in the river

Our members record some of the wildlife spotted on site on a board by the Clubhouse.

This is what has been seen:

  • Fleck Fieldfares
  • Goshawk (male)
  • Pair of Egrets (see video here)
  • Group long tailed tits
  • Pheasant
  • Slow worms
  • Newts
  • Comma butterfly
  • Peacock butterfly
  • Foxes


Here are some photos of wildlife sent by members.

Comma butterfly

Slow worms



Wildlife on site

In July we put up a whiteboard for members and visitors to the site to record the wildlife they have seen.  So far sightings include:

  • cinebar moth catepillers
  • peacock butterfly catepillers
  • grasshopper
  • newt in the wildlife garden pond
  • tadpole in a pond
  • fish in the river
  • slow worm
  • large copper butterfly
  • jersey tiger moth

The whiteboard is outside the Clubhouse – if you see anything please note it down.  If you take a photograph email it to and we will add it to the website!