1986 NATURAL HISTORY OF RINGSTEAD

 1.INTRODUCTION AND ANIMAL LIFE        
 Originally an area of chalk downland, 
 now largely arable farmland,undulating
 and with some woodland,mostly         
 deciduous.Huge fields have reduced the
 mainly Hawthorn hedgerows.            
                                       
 Ringstead Downs are a haven for       
 botanists and lepidopterists-In August
 you may see Peacock,Red Admiral,      
 Grayling,Small Copper and Large White 
 butterflies.A local gamekeeper saye   
 that Foxes,Rabbits,Stoats,weasels,    
 moles,Hedgehogs,Kestrels and magpies  
 are increasing in numbers.Badgers have
 been introduced into the woods of     
 Hunstanton park.Pheasants are bred for
 the benefit of loal landowners.       
                                       
                                       
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