Wildlife - Farmlands

Farmland in Woodlawn

Catherine Seale

Furze, also known as gorze and whin bushes.
Catherine Seale
Blackberry Flowers
Catherine Seale
Long-eared Owl
Carrie O'Sullivan

Most farmland in Woodlawn is grazed by either cattle or sheep. Fields are medium sized with hedgerows forming field boundaries.

Farmland Flora

In the fields you will find plenty of plants including Meadow Buttercup, Red and White Clover, Lady’s Bedstraw, Yarrow, Cuckoo Flower, Purple Loosestrife, Ragged Robin, Meadow Sweet, and Yellow Irises. It is also worth noting the different grasses present, including Cocks Foot, Cats Tail and Quaking Grass. The hedges are also worth studying as they contain besides a diversity of tree and shrub species many different flowering plants. You may notice Blackberry, Honeysuckle, Primroses and Violets growing amongst the hedges. The most common shrubs and trees found in the hedges around Woodlawn are Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Ash, Sycamore, Holly and Furze bushes.

Farmland Fauna

A wide variety of birds are also present in the fields around Woodlawn including Starlings, Crows, Jackdaws, Magpies, Hovering Kestrels and if you are lucky maybe even a Buzzard or a Long Eared Owl! Birds more likely to be found perched in the hedge or near a hedge include Robins, Wrens, Blackbirds, Thrushes, Blue Tits and Dunnocks

This page was added on 18/02/2016.

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