Winter wildlife at Packwood House

Robin in the snow at Packwood

As the nights draw in and the evenings get colder, the wildlife is hunkering down for winter. When you are walking around Packwood see if you can spot some of the many species we have on the estate.

Fantastic fungi

If you are planning on visiting our welly walk, see if you can see any fungi growing on the dead wood and trees. You can also find them growing in the lawns and in the dung of our sheep. 

A fleeting fungi
Fungi fruit
A fleeting fungi


Have fun seeing what fungi you can spot. Just remember not to touch any of them as some fungi can be really toxic.

 

Spiders webs

If you fancy an early morning winter walk you will see how many spiders there are. In our woodlands you will see silk spun between trees, in our hedgerows and on the outside panes of the house windows, all beautifully outlined with the frosty dew of the morning.

Dew on a spider's web on a misty morning
Dew on Spider's Web
Dew on a spider's web on a misty morning
View of Packwood's garden on a winters morning
View of Packwood's garden on a winters morning
View of Packwood's garden on a winters morning

If you are really lucky you may be able to see voles and squirrels foraging for food..

So come and enjoy all of the wildlife at Packwood as you crunch across the winter landscape.