Wildlife

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Some of our wildlife stars

Brown hare © Dave Crawshaw

Brown hare

Hidden Uppark

You may not always see it but Uppark has lots of fascinating flora and fauna. There are bats and dormice, buzzards and many other nesting birds. The estate is also home to around a hundred species of lichen. If you are very lucky you may see a brown hare on the south meadow lying very low and still.

Woodland habitat

Wonderful woodland. © Brian Whittaker

Follow our woodland walk and enjoy our marvellous beech trees in all seasons. It is steep in places so do wear appropriate footwear.

Dead hedges

A small brown creature sits on the ground of the woodland habitat © northeastwildlife.co.uk

The piles of wood and 'dead hedges' are great for encouraging small mammals and insects to visit.

On the wing

Mallard duckling. © John Millar

Every year a female mallard raises a brood of ducklings. Look out for the swallows as they swoop across the meadow in the summer and the cheeky chaffinches by the restaurant.

House guests

Common frog on Uppark estate © National Trust: Andy Lewis

Explore the tunnels under Uppark where our shrews and frogs live and our bats hibernate in the winter.

Wild flowers

Spring sees the start of an abundance of wildflowers © Christine Cole

Depending on the time of year you can see a variety of  wild flowers including fritillaries, field scabious and yellow rattle on the south meadow. Orchids, soapwort, red campion and greater stitchwort can all be found in the woodland.

Lovely lichen

Lichen (Ramalina farinacea and Hypotrachyna revoluta) at Arlington Court © Ross Hoddinott

We are very proud of our many species of lichen at Uppark. Look out for colourful lichen on the columns of the house, stonework and the trees as you walk around.

Lovely lichen

Lichen © northeastwildlife.co.uk

We are very proud of our many species of lichen at Uppark. Look out for colourful lichen on the columns of the house, stonework and the trees as you walk around.

Bats

You are always in with a good chance of seeing them in the night sky © National Trust Images/Bat Conservation Trust/Hugh Clark

Brown long-eared bats roost in the roof space of the house during the summer months. Common pipistrelles and other species have also been found on the property.

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