Mazzard Farm is situated half way up a hill, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and is surrounded by countryside. We own around 8 acres of woodland ourselves, and together with our gardens, fields and orchard, these provide an absolute haven for wildlife.
We have recently had a wildlife audit completed, informing us of what flora, fauna and wildlife can be enjoyed at Mazzard Farm itself. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. Whatever you are after, it can most likely be found in East Devon, inland or on the coast.
To help you get a good sense, we are providing you with a few useful links:
We have started logging all wildlife we spot at Mazzard Farm, and are encouraging our guests to help us with this. Did you see anything not on this page, or even better, did you take a picture? Please let us know on firstname.lastname@example.org. We have recently had a wildlife audit completed, informing us of what flora, fauna and wildlife can be enjoyed at Mazzard Farm itself. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. Whatever you are after, it can most likely be found in East Devon, inland or on the coast.
Autumn - Pheasants, Squirrel (grey), Tawny Owl, Buzzards (family of three), Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Bats, Badger
Winter - Deer, Pheasants, Jay, Fox, Buzzard, Badger, Fox
Spring - Deer, Badger, Robin, Bats (Pipistrelle), Blackbird, Buzzards*, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, Pheasant, Great Tit, Coal Tit **, Nuthatch, Wren, Swallows**, Wagtails**
Summer - Various Buzzards (incl. one very large one), Song Thrush, Blackcap, Housemartins, Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, May bug (cockchafer) – their presence, according to Wikipedia, is usually a marker of low pollution levels!, Bullfinch, Robin, Pipistrelle bat, Great Tit, Spotted Flycatcher (this was a really great find!), Common Toad, Chiffchaff, Tawny Owl, Squirrel (grey), Pheasants, Deer (in the Orchard as well!), Masonary Bees, Toads, Badgers
* We have at least one family nesting annually in our woods
** We are dead excited that not only have the swallows returned to Mazzard Farm after 2008′s extensive building works, they are also nesting, as are gorgeous families of Wagtails and Coal Tits.