East Creech

A couple of horses at the entrance to Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Kilwood Coppice. Normally found grazing in an adjacent field somebody had left the gate open and the horses decided the grass is greener on the other side.

With areas of coppiced woodland, heathland, bogs and mires Kilwood and the adjacent East Creech Heath is a surprisingly diverse area and offers similar opportunities to the more well known sites but in a far smaller area. In late July a wide range of insects can be found including several types of Dragonflies and Butterflies.

Male Southern Hawker

Common Lizards and Sand Lizards can also be found however on a hot summer day they’re extremely wary. At dusk plenty of Deer especially Sika and Roe and the occasional Nightjar.

Sika Deer at East Creech

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