Tyntesfield is a pretty wild place. Our team of rangers care for our wide range of habitats and wildlife, from our many precious bat roosts and fungi lawns to the rare newts in our ponds.
Bats at Tyntesfield
A glimpse of a colony of our lesser horseshoe bats at Tyntesfield. This group live in a room off the Garden Passage near the back of the main house. The main house at Tyntesfield has over 27 individual bat roosts and at least nine species of bats have been found across the whole estate.
'Focus on the Wild' hub
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Make a digital postcard
Come exploring with your camera, take some photos of your discoveries and then upload them to create a unique digital postcard to share on our gallery and e-mail to family and friends.
Not got a camera? No problem, you can borrow one from Tickets and Information when you arrive.
Top wildlife facts
- The estate is home to at least nine different bat species
- As well as bats, at night badgers, foxes, roe deer and hares emerge
- Over 800 different species of fungi have been identified here so far
- Rare and protected great crested newts live in our ponds
- At least four pairs of breeding buzzards call Tyntesfield home
- Look out for our returning flock of swallows at Home Farm every spring
- Our lawns have several very rare species of beautiful orchids
In May 2011, the Bristol Bioblitz was held at Tyntesfield. A team of experts, students and volunteers attempted to identify as many species as possible in 36 hours. They found 779, several of which were new discoveries for the Avon area.
You can find out more on their amazing blog.