DPA land at High House Waste, north of Cornwood, includes an area of oak woodland, with a profusion of moss and lichens on the trees and a ground layer mostly of bluebells. In 2009, naturalist John Walters found the wood had a population of a very rare beetle – the blue ground beetle. Ten years (and one day) after his survey we had another search. The beetles are still there, and appear to be thriving, also other ground beetles (including violet and bronze). A bonus was the bluebells, which were looking stunning in the dusk.