Wildlife

Our organic principles make Nunnington Hall’s garden attractive for bees © Nunnington Hall, National Trust

Our organic principles make Nunnington Hall’s garden attractive for bees

A haven for wildlife

Nunnington Hall is perfectly situated for a whole range of wildlife. The garden is home to lots of our native garden birds which can be seen and heard throughout the year.

The river running through the garden provides a corridor for several interesting creatures to pass through including our captivating kingfishers and elusive otters.

Dwellers on the River Rye

Our elusive otters are caught on camera. Why not try to capture some of Nunnington Hall's wildlife on camera?

  • Watch the brown trout swimming through the river © National Trust

    Water dwellers

    From the footbridge trout can be seen cruising through the water or rising to the surface.

  • Otter © Andy Rouse

    Elusive otters

    Although we only see the otters a few times a year there is always a chance of seeing one.

  • Otter © Steve Wrightson

    Water birds

    Sightings of kingfishers, dippers, herons and a family of goosanders are regularly reported.

  • Brown Argus Butterfly © Valerie Martin

    Flutterbyes and creepy crawlers

    The meadows and borders are always buzzing with bees, insects and butterflies, helping Nunnington’s g...

  • Brown Argus Butterfly © Jim Parry

    High in the sky

    The garden is home to lots of our native garden birds which can be seen around our many birdfeeders.

Wildlife at Rievaulx

Our sister property’s location above the wooded Rye valley makes it a wildlife haven and bird watchers paradise. Make use of your day and investigate the river, meadows and woodland at Nunnington and Rievaulx.

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