Trelissick ranger blog

The countryside at Trelissick is loved and enjoyed immensely by its many visitors. Yet there is only a small bunch dedicated to ensuring this incredible space remains accessible while conserving its diverse environments and wildlife. This blog will tell you the whats, hows and whys of our important work to preserve Trelissick's natural heritage.

Orange tip butterfly illustration by Sonia Hensler

Spring days at Trelissick

A closer look at the season’s finest sights and the conservation projects the rangers are undertaking.

Holly weevil illustration by Sonia Hensler

The deadwood invertebrates

Often unseen and ignored, these creature play an integral role in the woodland ecosystem. What do we do to promote them and how do they vary?

Fallen tree illustration by Sonia Hensler

High winds on the Trelissick estate

Why are fallen trees left to return to the earth on the estate and how do some return to life after such a dramatic event?

Grey squirrel illustration by Sonia Hensler

Woodland management at Trelissick: Part two

Woodland thinning helps reduce the negative impacts of grey squirrels, but how else does this practice benefit the woodland ecosystem?

Coppiced woodland illustration by Sonia Hensler

Woodland management at Trelissick: Part one

Why are forestry techniques required to promote and maintain a healthy, diverse woodland - and what can be learned from the past?

Teal watercolour by Sonia Hensler

Winter birds around Trelissick

What will you catch a glimpse of out on the water, or hear on a walk in the woods?

Illustration of autumnal oak leaf by Sonia Hensler

Leaf blowing in the woods at Trelissick?!

What could possibly be the benefit of leaf blowing on the woodland walks?

Boletus watercolour by Sonia Hensler

Fantastic fungi

There's a wealth of fungi around Trelissick, but why are they so important to our countryside?