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We reported in ourlast shop that two of our previous racing mares had both given birth to healthy foals, which we are intending to keep.
We have also widely supported, and been recognised in awards for, all our efforts to support our local environment and encourage more wildlife to the resort, so we are delighted to report that once again the Canada Geese that take up residence at our fishing lake each year have returned and produced a healthy brood of goslings.
If you take a walk along the dog walking path, which is also used for our Wild Walks, you will be sure to see them settled around the fishing lake.
The swans that occupy the rhyne towards the back of the park between here and the golf course have also produced some healthy cygnets, another sign that we are maintaining these areas and creating the right environment for them to thrive in. Swans feed on salt marsh grass, eel grass, club rush and green algae. They like fresh greens, but please remember we have lots of people on site and have provided a happy and healthy natural environment for them to live in, so they are not short of food!
Some of our guests have asked us where our beehives have gone. Well, we are delighted to announce that our bees have produced honey! Our very own Somerset honey will be on sale shortly, made solely by our bees here on site! Again this signifies that our head gardener and conservation ranger Mick, and his team, have done an excellent job, not just looking after the bees themselves, but by the correct planting to enable the bees to eat the correct diet required for them to produce the honey.
The Somerset honey will be available from the end of June in Costcutter, and will be £6 per jar.
We know from our wildlife cameras in the Secret Wood, that we are getting lots of visits from wild animals too. Our next Night Vision Experience is in 2nd June at dusk, and throughout the school summer holidays, our Wild Walks will be taking place every Wednesday and Sunday. These are open to all ages and are a great way to find out about the conservation work we do on the resort, and learn all about local wildlife. Places are limited to allow for the best experiences, and places can be booked through Reception.
Be sure to let us know if you spot any wildlife whilst you are staying with us! You can tweet us your pictures @BreanSands and it’s a great way of you helping us keep up to date with what’s happening on the resort!