Caring for nature and wildlife at Speke Hall
Speke Hall is home to a whole world of precious flora and fauna. Discover how we're helping nature at this special place and learn how you can help nature yourself at home.
There's plenty of ways you can 'Speke' for nature. Explore below to find out how your support helps us to care for nature at Speke Hall and discover new things you can try at home in your garden or local area.
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Flora and fauna you'll find here
There are plenty of feathered friends that call Speke Hall home, from swallows and swifts to robins and goldfinches. Why not dig out those old binoculars and tell us what you can spot?
You're likely to spot bees enjoying many of the colourful flowers in Speke's gardens, including cuckoo bees, honey bees and wild bees. Near the Kitchen Garden, we look after several hives crucial to Speke's ecosystem.
Some of the typical types of butterfly you'll spot at Speke include peacocks, red admirals and small tortoiseshells amongst others. They particularly enjoy wildflowers, ivy and holly.
From the hidden delights of the Secret Garden to the row upon row of colour in the Kitchen Garden, Speke Hall is filled with beautiful flowers. Daffodils, bluebells, rhododendrons... and so much more.
Often hidden from visitors, there are a variety of bats that call Speke home, including pipistrelles, nocutles and Daubenton's bats. Look up and you may spot a bat box or two in the trees.