Wildlife

The Gunby gardens are full of life

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Red kite spotted at Gunby

Our gardeners spotted a red kite soaring above the gardens in February 2014. We hope it will keep making an appearance. Why not use the RSPB bird identifier to help you name the birds you spot at Gunby?

Encourage wildlife in your own garden

  • Log piles provide a great place for overwintering insects
  • Try not to use insecticides on your plants and flowers
  • Grow nectar-rich flowers to encourage butterflies and moths
  • Build a pond to encourage birds, hedgehogs and insects
  • Feed the birds all year round

Meander through the wildflower walk

Enjoy a walk through the wild flowers in the gardens

Some areas in the gardens are left for Mother Nature to do her best. Stroll through the  wildflower areas and spot your favourite flowers.

From the Ice House Pond to the Carp Pond

These fish have been given a new home in the Gunby gardens © National Trust

These fish have been given a new home in the Gunby gardens

Whilst the Ice House Pond is being restored, some of the pond's inhabitants are being re-homed in another part of the grounds.

From the Ice House Pond to the Carp Pond

This goldfish was found in our Ice House Pond © National Trust

This goldfish was found in our Ice House Pond

This dull-looking fish is actually a goldfish. It has found a nice new home in the Carp Pond.

From the Ice House Pond to the Carp Pond

This little fish has been re-homed in our carp pond © National Trust

This little fish has been re-homed in our carp pond

This little fella is a rudd. It has been taken from the Ice House Pond while it is being restored.

From the Ice House Pond to the Carp Pond

The tranquil setting of the Ice House Pond © National Trust

The tranquil setting of the Ice House Pond

In 2014 we will be able to offer visitors walks to and from the the Ice House Pond. This wildlife haven will be a great place to spot birds and woodland animals.

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