The fauna tower is home to an array of birds, mammals and insects. Attractive nesting habitats have been created at different levels in the seven metre tall structure, offering an ideal biotope for its residents. Which residents can you find?
A wild flowers mix has been sown around the fauna tower to provide shelter and food, in the form of nectar, for various species of bees and bumblebees. The flowers' rich different colours and scents work to lure insects. The area immediately surrounding the tower is set off by a chestnut sheep fence to keep the residents undisturbed and give the wild flowers a chance to mature fully. All the way underneath the fauna tower is a home for hedgehogs. The fauna tower offers the perfect hiding place for all ground-dwelling animals, including field mice, rabbits, hares, pheasants and partridges.
On the first level is an insect hotel for plasterer bees, mason bees, honeybees, bumblebees, butterflies, earwigs and many more critters. Hanging beneath the insect hotel are several nesting boxes for yellow wagtails.
From approximately 3.5 metres up the tower is sealed with siding, providing a surface from which to hang nesting boxes for a variety of bats, titmice, sparrows and starlings. Under the eaves at the very top are several nests for house martins and a box for owls.