Wildlife on the Roseland
The Roseland peninsula is rich in wildlife all year round with many quiet spots for nature to thrive.
The ranger team help care for the flora and fauna on the Roseland from St Mawes along to neighbouring Dodman.
In the summer months a team of dedicated volunteers help monitor butterflies in key sites which are called transects. This builds up a clear picture of what is around over the months and the data is then passed on to the Butterfly Conservation's central database to build a national view.
The rangers are also helped in their work by our small herds of ponies who help keep the coastal strips under control so that there is a healthy balance of plant species which in turn encourages a balance in other wildlife.
Common seals like the remoteness of Gull Rock where they can haul up with very little interruption from the rest of the world, although they do have to share the place with a few noisy neighbours.
Living quietly, often unnoticed a whole community of creatures go about their daily life.