|The hedge at Cannon Hill is in fine form for the 7th growing year since laying in Winter 2010|
|Alder buckthorn is thriving, providing food plant for the Brimstone butterfly|
The width of the hedge is now around 2.5 metres, developing the habitat, which consists of more than the shrubs.
The density of the hedge, together with its shading and sheltering potential, currently makes it particularly suitable for nesting birds such as Blackbird, Song Thrush and Dunnock. Nests from previous years can be seen during winter.
As the hedge grows, and thus thins out at the base, laying will be considered once again, this should occur around 2020.
|For a jolly good account on hedgerows this latest publication is well worth a read|
|Hawthorn in bloom, May 2016|