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iWild Bishop’s Wood
This ancient oak woodland near Prestatyn, rich with wildflowers, is known for its diverse wildlife. This was the first time the site had seen camera traps – but what did we get a glimpse of?
The site is extremely steep in places, which means much of it is untamed and wild – perfect for wildlife. Walking around the site shows plenty of signs of one large mammal – badgers…
It didn’t take long until they showed up, clearly unperturbed by the steep sided woodland…
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A surprise was yet another buzzard stopping in front of one of the camera traps – the fourth time this has now happened in the iWild project!
Foxes again kept up their record of appearing at all but 1 iWild site, with at least 2 appearing to use Bishops Wood (with one doing a pretty decent ringtail lemur impression).
Badgers are certainly the rulers in this woodland however – they appeared just as bold and brash as badgers in other semi-urban sites that the project has visited. You would expect the badgers to be a little elusive, even sheepish – but again and again, the camera traps show that this isn’t the case.
Bishops Wood has now put the total iWild wildlife records at over 2,600 – more than we expected at this stage, with 7 sites still to go!
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