A large area of pasture land networked with species-rich rhynes
The rhynes (watery ditches) are full of rare plants such as frogbit and rootless duckweed, along with many scarce invertebrates such as hairy dragonfly and water scorpion. Reed and sedge warblers are found in the rhynes, and migrating whimbrel are often seen here in the spring.
During the spring and summer ground nesting birds such as skylark are found in the fields, and lesser whitethroat and reed bunting can be heard in areas of wet scrub. The site also contains evidence of Roman habitation and Medieval earthwork.
This site was purchased and managed through support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, ARC, North Somerset Council and public donation.
Species and habitats