Park & gardens
The deer rut
One of nature’s most spectacular autumn sights is a red deer rut as male deer (stags) compete for females (hinds). The drama and noise as the males lock antlers and call loudly for does, is a wildlife wonder never to forget.
Four of the five British owl species have been sighted at Lyme, so keep an eye (and an ear) out for them on your travels.
They can be seen here at Lyme, especially in the spring when it’s possible to see them 'boxing', sitting in circles or racing and chasing each other.
The deer calving season in spring is a real highlight in the wildlife calendar here at Lyme. Did you know that a baby fallow deer is called a fawn but a baby red deer is called a calf?