Sturts Trail – Sturts South
Continue straight across this field towards a gateway in the hedge in front of you. The fields at the southern end of the reserve are managed as both hay meadow and as pasture
he driest areas here are dominated by grassland species such as Betony, Agrimony, Tufted-hair Grass and Yorkshire-fog.
Look out for bees and butterflies which are attracted to the lilac-blue flower heads of Devils-bit Scabious.
Listen for the distinctive ‘yaffling’ call of the green woodpecker as it feeds on anthills which are nestled amongst the grass.
'Yaffling' call of Green woodpecker
Walk through this gap in the hedgerow and crossing point of a ditch into the field beyond, which contains an excellent example of an Ice Age pond (kettle-hole).