‘Look closely at nature. Every species is a masterpiece, exquisitely adapted to the particular environment in which it has survived.’ – E.O Wilson
Part of the Medieval Parkland restoration project is to reduce and remove the agricultural field system hedgerows that were put into the parkland in the 18th century. However, some hedgerows remain, particularly in the top area of the park where the last of the agricultural fields exist.
Hedgerows provide wonderful shelter for wildlife, and in the summer are bustling with field mice, roosting bats and breeding birds. They are also filled with a wide variety of plant life, although those within Haddon’s Medieval Park are dominated by Hawthorn, Blackthorn and Elder.