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This is a fantastic area for wildlife, both native and "off-comers" (the local term used for those originally not born in the area and had "come off the sands" after travelling across Morecambe Bay).

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JUVENILE STONECHAT - Stonechat numbers have increased dramatically in S.W.Cumbria, aided by recent milder winters.
SMALL HEATH - one of about 30 species of butterfly found on the Furness and Cartmel peninsulas.
EIDER DUCK - More usually found in Iceland, this species breeds around Morecambe Bay and as many as 2000 may be seen together on an ebbing high tide in winter. Great body and wonderful call !
AMUR TIGER - The Amur (Siberian) and Sumatran tigers at South Lakes Wildlife Park at Dalton-in-Furness are the biggest tourist attraction on the Furness Peninsula.
CARDINAL BEETLE - This Black-headed Cardinal beetle is a southern species now found in the area.
DOG ROSE - Frequent in the lanes and hedgerows.
Several exotic species are now bred in the fields of the Furness Peninsula.
FALLOW DEER - This is the only British species where males have palmate antlers (from the age of three upwards). Although Red and Roe deer occur wild in the area, Fallow Deer are normally found only in the ancient herd kept at Holker Hall.