The Corn Bunting

In most of the UK, flocks of corn bunting are in decline – at Pertwood, they are thriving. They love it here!

The Stonechat

Our Stonechats have struggled during recent years due to such cold winters but now breeding pairs are expanding the population.

The Yellowhammer

Yellowhammer are one of the red-listed species of high conservational concern that are present in excellent numbers on this Farm.

The Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly

They are known for their characteristic orange, tan or tawny coloration.

The Five Spot Moth

We get two types of burnet moth: five-spot and narrow-bordered five-spot.

The Marbled White Butterfly

The Marbled White is a distinctive and attractive black and white butterfly, unlikely to be mistaken for any other species.

The Brown Hare

Thought to have been introduced into the UK in Roman times (or even earlier), the brown hare is now considered naturalised.

The Black Bee

The Black Bee and her wild cousins were largely responsible for ‘farming’ our natural landscape.

The Stoat

The stoat is a small predator, with a long, low-slung body that makes it particularly well suited to hunting small rodents and rabbits.

The Pheasant

They were introduced to the UK long ago and more recent introductions have brought in a variety of races and breeds for sport shooting.

The Deer

Fallow deer were almost certainly introduced by the Normans while three Asiatic species, Reeves’ muntjac, Chinese water deer and Sika deer arrived in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

A Young Row Deer

Roe deer vary in coat colour throughout the year, being most distinguishable in the summer when their coats are bright rusty red. In winter, their coats turn a dull, slate grey colour.