Flora and Fauna

Blaxhall Common


I recently took a walk across Blaxhall Common from the Youth Hostel to
the Snape - Tunstall highway. Suffolk Wildlife Trust, who manage the common
on behalf of the Parish Council, have been busy clearing the virulent
Birch trees, and this has given a clear view on either side of the main
path.


There are a handful of young (as in 45year old or so!) oak trees
remaining and the common is now more heathland than woodland. This is
of course deliberate. The Forestry Commission in conjunction with the
Suffolk Wildlife Trust are keen to develop an area of continuous heathland
starting with Blaxhall Common and running south all the way to Hollesley.
This will allow the wildlife specific to this habitat to strengthen and
grow, not to mention provide a great walk.