The birds and the bees at Charlecote

If you want to know anything about Charlecote's wildlife, ask a member of our friendly team

Every single day of the year there’s something worth looking out for in the parkland as our carefully managed environment plays its part as a wildlife habitat. Ask a member of the team, join a volunteer-led park walk or pop in to our new wildlife hub in the Spinney to find out more.

What would you like to know?

When do the deer lose their antlers? What happens to the bees in winter? What sort of nest box does a robin prefer? Is that a swallow or a house-martin? Why do the sheep have coloured patches? Visitors ask us so many questions, and we’ve created a wildlife hub in the Spinney by the bird hide where we hope you can find some of the answers.

Take a look in the Spinney wildlife hub to find out more
Take a look in Charlecote's Spinney wildlife hub to find out more
Take a look in the Spinney wildlife hub to find out more


This is where you can find out more about the deer, the birds you might see around the parkland, how we look after our bees and plenty more with seasonal information about bugs, frogs and butterflies which goes out at different times each year.

We also put up information about the plants that are looking at their best at the moment in the gardens to help you discover more about what's caught your eye.

Our garden volunteers have created a wildlife sanctuary in the Spinney
Charlecote's garden volunteers have created a wildlife haven in the Spinney
Our garden volunteers have created a wildlife sanctuary in the Spinney


Staff and volunteers have worked together to pool their knowledge, from our ornithology volunteers, the group who count butterflies every year, our beekeepers, Matt the gardener and his volunteer team, Joy the park ranger and her crew and, of course, Jana our talented volunteer photographer. Jana’s daughter illustrated anything we didn’t have a photo for too!

This is the best place for children doing their 50 Things challenge to find out more for identifying birds and other wildlife.

Everyone has added their knowledge and experience to the information, Jana worked on creating the posters, other volunteers put together the displays of birdboxes, antlers and beehive interior.

Our volunteer beekeepers help keep the shop supplied with Charlecote honey
There are lots of different roles for volunteers at Charlecote
Our volunteer beekeepers help keep the shop supplied with Charlecote honey


Of course, if you still have questions just post them on social media and we’ll find the answer for you. You might even inspire us to create another information board.