Nature Trail at Rufford Old Hall
At Rufford Old Hall we take care of all sorts of wildlife. See if you can spot some of the nature in our gardens by following our interactive trail!
Can you spot a Dragonfly or a Damselfly flying next to the canal? They like to be near water such as ponds, rivers or canals.
The Canal running alongside Rufford Old Hall is the Rufford branch of the Leeds Liverpool Canal.
Can you spot a Ladybird in the Squirrel border? Ladybirds are particularly welcome in our gardens are they help keep away pests. They eat aphids and mites and so keep our beautiful flowers healthy.
Did you know... Ladybirds are actually a type of Beatle?
Have you seen one these whilst exploring our gardens? Caterpillars tend to hide underneath leaves in the shade.
Did you know... Caterpillars have 12 eyes? They have 6 eyelets on either side of their heads!
Bees are a constant hum in the background of Rufford's gardens. If you can't spot one, then maybe you can hear them!
Did you know... Rufford has recently set up a new set of Beehives? Our Bees are very happy here and in the coming years we hope to harvest some of our very own honey!
Which creature have you spotted turns into one of these stunning Butterflies?
Did you know... many butterflies can taste through their feet to see if the leaf they have landed on is good enough to eat!
Can you spot any Swans? These graceful birds have resided on the canal for years and are especially enchanting in the Spring when there are baby Cygnets to spot too!
Did you know.. that a male swan is called a cob and a female swan is called a pen?
Don't forget to look up whilst hunting for wildlife! We have had sightings of the rare Red Squirrel here at Rufford, maybe you can help us spot one!
Did you know... they can be left or right handed when eating a pinecone!
On the opposite side of the canal there is some farmland which is the home to some sheep. Can you spot any today?
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