May Bio-blitz

Silver-Washed fritillary in Nymans woodland

Come join in a wildlife recording bonanza at Nymans on 25 May - staff, volunteers, local enthusiasts and expert naturalists are gathering over 24 hours to record as many species as possible.

Common Spotted Orchid
Common Spotted Orchid

We’ve an exciting new opportunity to bring back into management an area of Nymans known as the Arboretum.  It's been used for many years by a dairy herd, but we're planning changes. A baseline survey would help highlight the effects of these and ensure we're going in the right direction. 

The hope is to improve its wildlife, ascetic and visitor enjoyment potential by creating a more gentle and sympathetic transition from the formal gardens to the wildness of the woodland beyond.

Goldfinch in the woodland at Nymans
Goldfinch in the woodland at Nymans

The area has many old and interesting trees, ponds and areas of grassland. We hope to find some odd and interesting species, as well as the more common ones.

Thursday will be action packed with casual recording carried out by amateur and expert naturalists and guided sessions for the general public to look for birds, small mammals, reptiles, dragonflies, butterflies, and wild flowers.

 If you’d like to get involved in a formal capacity please contact:  chloe.bradbrooke@nationaltrust.org.uk