West Stow Country park highlights impact on wildlife during lockdown

West Stow Country park has been highlighting the impact on wildlife that the lockdown is having in a post on their Facebook page.

Some species in the park have benefited from the drop in the number of visitors, even ‘reclaiming’ some areas of the park where they are normally absent or scarcely seen.

Several Roe deer have regularly been seen, sometimes even during the day when they normally hide up. A badger was also spotted recently and foxes, muntjacs and rabbits also seem to be enjoying the relative calmness.

However, some species are missing human activity; species such as squirrels, crows and pigeons have come to rely on the scraps of food left behind by visitors and schoolchildren.