There are a large range and variety of animals in Park Wood. This is thought to be partly due to the prior coppicing of the wood ensuring a diverse environment for animals and the plants they eat. Now coppicing has recommenced, various studies are being carried out into the animals populations.
Of particular note:
- Dormice which are relatively rare in England and feed on hazel and small insects which are attracted by the wild flowers.
- A scarce butterfly called the Dingy Skipper lives in one of the pastures adjoining the wood, its caterpillars feeding onbirdsfoot trefoil.
- Several bat species reside in Park Woods, particularly in hollow trees or under loose bark.
- Muntjac Deer
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