Saturday, 14 February 2015

BUGS AND BEETLES IN BURNHAM BEECHES

Burnham Beeches A National Nature Reserve

Almost every week Chris and I cycle through Burnham Beeches and are impressed with the primordial feeling of these trees and their terrain.
The City of London thoughtfully manages these trees

The City of London Corporation bought Burnham Beeches in 1879. It now manages the five hundred acres really thoughtfully. 

The woodland has been regularly pollarded and many trees now several hundred years old. And the dead wood in and around these wonderful trees provides a happy home for wildlife.


We peddle past, chatting, as beetles bugs and birds among the sixty species of plants and animals here no doubt gawp at us.