New fruit trees are planted in Orchard field.

The orchard is managed by our neighbour. Local apple varieties are being tracked down, grafted and grown here. Lyth Valley damsons have been planted on the margins.

Top view of fritillary

Dark Green Fritillaries feed on the thistles in their hundreds on the reserve. We manage the woodland margin for the violets that are the caterpillar’s food plant.

Frilillary on thistle

The thistle attracts fritillary in large numbers.