Saturday, 5th August
This area of Epping Forest includes the historic house from which the site gets its name. On entering the site we will investigate the coniferous plantation which has species such as Coal Tit, Treecreeper, Fallow Deer and Ringlet butterfly. On the other side of the path is an area of mixed woodland including Rhododendron where we may find a greater variety of birds such as Nuthatch. Crossing the M25 by a footbridge we will enter a much more open area of countryside with mainly grassland and open vistas. Here we should be able to see Buzzards soaring and possibly Hobbies scything through the air. Skylark song will attempt to drown out the drone from the traffic and grassland butterflies should be in abundance. Increasingly uncommon Yellowhammers can sometimes be encountered here and Red-legged Partridges are frequently seen. It is often possible to see large herds of Fallow Deer in this area.
|Price||£5.00 per person (2-3 hrs AM)|