All this makes the Higden particularly dark during the spring and summer, little light passing through the thick and dark leaves of both terraces. What does filters through in faded shafts of pale yellow or white. It is dark, and quiet for the spongy earth emits few noises to disturb the whole.
The thick vegetation and the failing light make travel here difficult. Trails do no remain long and the crowded forest floor does not allow creatures to pass easy. The bogs are known for the many birds that dwell in both terraces and the host of wildlife that pass beneath the wood’s eves.