Summer wildlife in Northern Ireland

Throughout summer our gardens and outdoor spaces are thriving with blossoming flowers and lush plant life providing a rich habitat for wildlife. Enjoy spotting creatures great and small at one of these places...

One of the many butterflies to be found at Crom

Wildlife at Crom

Crom is a haven for wildlife with a host of rare species recorded on site. Find out about some of the creatures calling Crom home.

A Butterfly at Portstewart Strand

Wildlife at Portstewart Strand

From butterflies to dolphins Portstewart Strand is home to all sorts of creatures, great and small.

Two birds on a bird feeder

Discover the wildlife of Rowallane Garden

This is a great place for kids to discover the rich variety of wildlife including hedgehogs, squirrels, frogs, birds,insects and bugs.

A common blue butterfly

Strangford Lough summer wildlife

Strangford Lough is a unique place to visit at any time of the year, and in summer there's a wide variety of wildlife to be found by the shore or in the wider countryside.

A swan and cygnets swimming in the lake

Mount Stewart summer wildlife

The gardens, woodland and lake are flourishing with wildlife this summer. Look out for the swans and cygnets on the lake.

Family playing on the dunes at Murlough National Nature Reserve, Co. Down

Summer at Murlough

The summer at Murlough is like a nature lovers paradise - there are just so many wild things to stimulate the mind and bombard the senses.

white park bay low tide

Wildlife at White Park Bay

A haven for wildlife with ancient habitats, there's lots of creatures, big and small, to spot at White Park Bay. Get involved and help us record rare species.