March is a great time to create a deadwood habitat

by Sam Goodfellow

Deadwood is an important habitat for fungi, moss, invertebrates and all the amphibians, reptiles, small mammals and birds that feed on the communities of organisms that make their home amongst the rotting logs. All cutting back and pruning of trees and hedgerows should be completed by March to ensure nesting is not disrupted, so hopefully there will be plenty of deadwood in your wildlife area to make some deadwood habitats. Watch “Deadwood is dead good” a video created by Roland Brown which will inspire you to create some deadwood habitats.


About Sam

Sam is a Biology Teacher at Simon Langton Grammar School for Girls.

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