Our Ecosystem

Wildlife in abundance

The blueberry fields and their surroundings have become part of their own ecosystem. By leaving the bushes mostly to their own devices, there are hundreds of species of plants (admittedly including lots of weeds!), and animals. We are happy to share the land with lots of species of frogs, lizards, mice, shrews and voles- which in turn keep the resident barn owl and tawny owl happy!  When it is quiet you may see our roe deer. There are butterflies and bees, stoats and hedgehogs, and plenty of visiting pheasants and partridges from the neighbouring shoots. Exmoor has some of the UK's freshest air and water, which keep our wildlife healthy, and is also Europe's first Dark Sky Reserve, with the lack of light pollution meaning we have the most incredible stars!