After the abnormally warm February, March has also seen us enjoying some beautiful Spring weather with temperatures at or above the average for the time of year. This has conspired to bring Spring forward, and we have a superb show of daffodils not only in the garden but alongside the drive. There are also masses of wild primroses in bloom and the first of the native violets on the banks.
We have entered into a partnership with the North York Moors National Park Authority (NYMNPA) to carry out work at Skerry Hall to ensure the future of our woodland and to plant new hedgerows and reinforce an existing gappy one. The woodland is an important feature in the coastal landscape around Robin Hood’s Bay, as well as providing a habitat for a wide range of wildlife. The new hedgerows will define an ancient boundary that was as long ago as 1853 marked as ‘defaced’ on the Ordnance Survey map, as well as providing cover and nesting sites for many birds and acting as ‘wildlife corridors’.
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