5 Great Forms of Wildlife You Can See at Crowhurst Park
Living in an industrial modern world, it's very easy for us to forget about nature and where we originated from. Crowhurst Park provides you and your family with the opportunity to rediscover nature and get in touch with the natural world. Crowhurst Park has held the David Bellamy conservation gold award for the last 15 years, which signifies the extent of our dedication to the natural world and ecology. The wildlife at Crowhurst Park will amaze and inspire you. Who knows, maybe you'll discover a new passion for nature during your stay at Crowhurst Park holiday village!
Deer are known as one of the most majestic land mammals in the world. Species of deer have recently been sighted at Crowhurst Park. There are approximately 2 million Deer in the UK, with populations increasing recently. There are six different species of deer in the UK: Red, Roe, Fallow, Sika, Muntjac and Chinese water deer. Adult stags can weigh up to 200 kg. You're most likely to spot deer in the early morning or late evening when the deer are mobile, searching for food and grazing. They have a very strong sense of smell and can smell people from hundreds of meters.
There is a huge variety of bird species at Crowhurst Park. Although birds might seem a common place animal, there are many more to discover than your standard pidgeon, crow, etc. Additionally seeing a bird in a natural, eco-friendly environment is much more inspiring than in a polluted and industrial area. In the calm environment you will be able to observe nature undisturbed for all its wonder. In Crowhurst Park you'll see birds such as House Martins, Owls (we have owl boxes), Buzzard and Pheasants. Other less common birds you'll see are: Goldfinches, Robins, Chaffinch and Wrens. But the list goes on endlessly. See how many different species of bird you can find in Crowhurst Park!
- Foxes & Badgers
There are few animals as beautiful as a fox in the wild. Foxes are incredibly adaptable and can be found in urban areas, woodland, farmland, etc. It is an excellent hunter, and often has an incredible coat colour, varying from red to orange to silver and white. Foxes tend to hunt alone as opposed to in packs like wolves. They also build 'Fox dens' from which to take care of their offspring and hide from predators. Foxes also have incredible senses of smell and can smell up to 40 meters away!
Badgers are incredibly widespread in Britain. However, they are often hidden and quite hard to find. This is because badgers are nocturnal, meaning they usually look for food and are more active at night. It's not completely uncommon to see a badger in the day, especially towards the evening. Badgers live in in underground burrows and eat both plants and animals. They have a unique and beautiful appearance of black and white stripes.
Apart from animals, there are also many different forms of plant life, especially flowers, at Crowhurst Park. A healthy and natural eco-environment is nothing without a wide variety of flora and plant life. Flowers at Crowhurst Park include: rhododendron, hydrangeas, bluebells, fox gloves and daffodils. You never know, the flowers at Crowhurst Park might inspire you or a loved one to take a new interest in botany.
Anyone with an avid interest in nature will have an interest in bees. Crowhurst Park is the perfect place to watch bees in the wild. Bees are one of the most important lifeforms with regard to our environment. Bees collect pollen and pollinate flowers, allowing plant life to reproduce and producing honey simultaneously. A colony of bees contain up to 60,000 bees, but will still have only one queen bee. Each bee creates only about 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey. Also, honey tastes different depending on which flowers and nectar the bees use to create it.
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