NATURE lovers rolled up their sleeves to help make homes for wildlife at Charlecote Park.
A team from the National Trust head office in Swindon visited to plant some 600 saplings to create a hedge for insects, small mammals and birds.
Once fully grown, the hedgerow – featuring hawthorn, hazel, dogwood and field maple – will stretch for 280 metres along the park’s boundary.
The new planting will also provide shade and create a windbreak for the rare breed Jacob sheep which graze on the land.
The hedging is part of the trust’s plan to create 3,000 hectares of habitat by 2025 across the Midlands.
Visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/charlecote-park for more information.