Wildlife

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Dyffryn is a great place to spot wildlife

Newts

The rare great crested newt breed in the ponds at Dyffryn Gardens © Rainer Theuer

We're very lucky to have a large population of endangered great crested newts living and breeding in several of the ornamental ponds.

Bees

Four busy bee hives in the Nuttery © WOH

Bee numbers are rapidly declining in Britain. To help them along, we've joined forces with the Cardiff and Vale Beekeepers Association and introduced beehives to Dyffryn. They're now producing some very delicious honey.

Bats

Soprano pipistrelle bat at Dyffryn © National Trust

We have several species of bats living and breeding in the buildings at Dyffryn, from the common and soprano pipistrelle to the rare brown long-eared and noctule.

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