Redrow has worked closely with the People’s Trust for Endangered Species and the British Hedgehog Preservation society to develop the ‘Hedgehog Highways’ initiative. The scheme provides a simple way of making gardens hedgehog friendly, by introducing small squared marked holes into new garden fences to allow hedgehogs to move freely between gardens whilst they forage for food and mates.
Its not just humans who've made their home at our Carey Fields development. Various insects, amphibians and other wildlife have also moved in to take advantage of the new habitats and pond areas. Local resident Darryl Sutcliffe, who assists with the recordkeeping of dragonflies in Northamptonshire through the British Dragonfly Society, has been observing the different species that have colonised the area since work on the new homes started in 2014. He has recorded sightings of many different species of dragonfly, as well as a common newts and various butterflies and bumblebees.