Written by the nature and conservation experts at our five Villages, the Nature Notebook details what sights and sounds have been unearthed at Center Parcs in the past month -
The warm weather has really been hanging around in many of our Villages, with Elveden Forest still spotting a flurry of butterflies right up until the end of October, which is unusual for this time of year. Our butterfly records have included sightings of more than 20 Red Admiral butterflies and two Clouded Yellow butterflies. Despite the warm weather though, Elveden has spotted our first winter bird visitors, Redwings and Fieldfares.
Tree Sparrow spot
The highlight of the year has to be from our conservation team at Sherwood Forest, who were very lucky to spot three Tree Sparrows on the Nature Centre feeders. A countryside cousin of the House Sparrow, the Tree Sparrow is in serious trouble having suffered a catastrophic decline of 94% over the past 25 years. Let’s hope they take up residence in our Sherwood Forest and we can help with their conservation.