Summer wildlife at Beningbrough
The estate is teeming with wildlife in summer. Different habitats, including parkland, woodland, riverside and formal gardens, all attract birds, bees and butterflies with their colourful flowers and fruit trees. Here’s a guide to some of the creatures you might discover during summer.
Interested to do more? Here's a few ideas of how you can help bees and butterflies thrive, through planting, building a habitat for them and tips for recognising what you're attracting.
Home to a rarity...
This beautiful iridescent beetle is an endangered species and only found in three places in the UK. The banks of the River Ouse is its most northerly habitat.
It lives on the yellow-flowered Tansy plant and you may spot it along the river in Beningbrough’s parkland in summer. Areas are fenced off to protect the plant from grazing and erosion and consequently support the beetle.
With hundreds of acres of land under it's care, the Beningbrough estate is not the only place home to rare parkland wildlife.
If you want to know a bit more about what you can see or hear, head to the handy guide on bird spotting and bird song.