' Start here to meet and greet the wildlife at Young Wood
Meet the Neighbours' was a year-long project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, to find, identify and celebrate the myriad of wild species which surround us at Young Wood - from the fairly obvious to the very obscure! We ran a series of discovery events through 2017, each focusing on a different group of plants or animals, and as a result we began to build up a picture of the real depth of wildlife in our woods.
In total so far we have identified 500 different species of plants, fungi, insects, spiders, birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians living within the bounds of Young Wood. Follow the links below to find out more about what we have discovered to date - and if you think you've found something that isn't on our lists - please let us know!
We know this is only part of the story - the real total number of species at Young Wood is probably several times what we have found so far - but we have made a start, and we will add to our knowledge over the coming years, so everyone who comes to Young Wood has a chance to get to know more about the life with which we share our beautiful woodland.