Carnmoney Hill provides a vital wildlife haven in the middle of an otherwise urban landscape. The hill consists of a number of habitats such as wetland, long established woodland, newly planted areas and open farmland which are home to animals such as badgers and foxes. The mechanical sounding song of the grasshopper warbler is often heard on the lower slopes of the hill. Look out for the five-spot burnet moth here, a day flying moth with five red spots on its black wings. It is less common locally than its six-spotted relative! In spring the woodland is carpeted with bluebells, while on a dark night in summer you may be rewarded with the sight of bats emerging from the woodland to hunt for food.
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