Protecting local wildlife

The whole ethos of Acorn Ridge is to provide a peaceful resting place, in tune with the local surroundings.

The birds of prey are natural predators, avoiding the use of damaging pesticides and poisons. Tussocks of grass are left to encourage colonies of short-tailed voles, the staple food of the Barn Owl.

Careful planting encourage insects and butterflies, which in turn encourage garden and woodland birds to frequent the site.

We are delighted to report that Skylarks nest on the site, especially since these birds are an endangered ‘Red List’ species.