Speke for Nature

A bee resting on an allium at Speke Hall

Speke Hall is home to a whole world of precious flora and fauna. Speke for Nature is your chance to discover how we care for nature at this special place and learn how you can help nature yourself at home.

Throughout 2020, we're bringing you plenty of activities, tips and ideas to encourage everyone to 'Speke for nature'. Get involved at home and share your nature adventures with us on social media @NTSpekeHall on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

In our nature

What we're doing

Colour in the wildflower meadow

Planting trees and wildflowers

This year, we'll be breathing new life into the orchard by planting a new wildflower meadow amongst the fruit trees in the style of a traditional English orchard. This will further meet our target to increase priority habitats at Speke. We'll also be planting more wildflowers as well as trees and bulbs across the estate to diversify our habitats even more, making Speke a great place to live for all wildlife.

Bird box at The Firs

Introducing more wildlife homes

We all deserve somewhere comfortable to live. So that Speke's wildlife have more places to sleep and rest, we're adding even more 'homes' across the estate for the birds, bats and bugs that live here. They'll be safe and secure, giving these species the best chance possible to thrive at Speke.

Little girl studying a flower through a magnifying glass

Wildlife counts and surveys

While it's not hard to spot Speke's bustling wildlife, we want to know exactly what species live here and how many there are. By carrying out counts and surveys of everything from wildflowers to butterflies, we'll be able to paint a clearer picture of how well nature is thriving here and whether any of these species might need a helping hand from us.

Things you can do at home