The Log Cabin Area
A Description of the Habitats and Caterpillar Foodplants around the Log Cabin
at the Woodland Education Centre, Offwell, Honiton, Devon, SW England.
Map of the Log Cabin Area.
View corresponding to the arrow on the map.
|The Log Cabin sits in the bottom of
the Offwell Valley, in East Devon. It is adjacent to the Offwell Brook.
The brook enters the Centre from the northern end of the reserve, via Monument Pond and runs down the western edge of the Centre. A leat also exits from Monument Pond, running down towards and around Dragonfly Pond. The leat continues on to meet up with the brook again near the southern border of the Centre. The leat diverts much of the entering stream water around the Centre's sensitive wetland habitats and the Lake. Centre Map
The brook, leat and ponds are bordered with trees such as Alder, sallows and willows, which all favour wetter habitats. Many herbaceous marsh and swamp plants, such as Yellow Iris, Reedmace, Brooklime and a variety of rushes and sedges also grow in and around the ponds.