• Greater spotted woodpecker
  • Tawny owl
  • Goldfinch
  • Big Cow
  • Wild garlic
  • Horse chestnut
  • Nuthatch
  • Mini beasts
  • Milkmaids
  • Copper beech
Enjoying Wildlife on the Millennium Green

Sometime around 2000 a survey was done listing some 37 species of birds, 22 wildflowers and 10 types of tree on the Green. It’s not clear from the records who did the survey but the Trust would like to find out, and it would be good to do further surveys (Click for more info).

We know that there are bats and are sure that rabbits, foxes and other small mammals pass through on a regular basis. We manage the land to provide habitat for all types of wildlife. Fallen wood is left to decay to encourage fungus growth and the hedgerows have a good show of autumn berries. The animals we do know about are the cows who graze during summer to keep the grass low and to browse the trees. The mini beasts in the trees, however, are more evident in winter after the leaves have fallen. These colourful creatures were made by the artist Jamie Frost working with a local woodcarver and children from Kaye’s First School in 2010.

Kaye’s School has an ongoing relationship with the Green and in 2013 all 183 pupils worked on a project to produce the grand Big Cow with artist Jan Harley and Bronwyn Morris. This wonderful beast replaced the original brick cow installed in 2000 for the Millennium celebration.