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Wildlife

We cannot control wildlife but we can influence it and marvel daily at the creativity, adaptability and intimacy of it all. At Winton, we strive to enhance the wildlife to enable species to colonise and grow, whether plants, birds, insects or mammals.

You'll notice that some of Winton's special creatures feature in special places on this website: from otters and roe deer to barn owls and kingfishers.

We have identified the main wildlife corridors which link the primary habitats, and we strive to conserve and develop these.

Government schemes can facilitate specific measures and projects. The impending exit of the UK from Europe throws the future of state aid into question. Estate aims and objectives set the tone but acknowledge public demands and expectations for the countryside.

Habitats in watercourses, wetlands, species rich grassland, ponds, miles of hedgerows, open farmland and woodland have benefited from projects in recent years.

Indicator species such as barn owl and the grey partridge give a good picture of the health of the countryside. It is pleasing to note that the number of indicator species is on the increase year-on-year and that our humble contribution is part of a national effort to make the countryside a noisier and smellier place!