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.

Trelissick parkland in summer

Countryside news - Summer 2021

It's been a very busy few months for the Ranger team but the fine, dry weather has allowed for the refurbishment of the bird hide and the team were delighted to be able to welcome back their regular group of Wednesday volunteers.

Swallows flying in front of Trelissick House

Countryside news - Spring 2021

It has been a slightly irregular start to the season. On the one hand, spring is undoubtedly here, but on the other, the seemingly interminable chilly winds, cool temperatures and a distinct lack of rain have meant a slow start for many plants and wildflowers.

Wildflower field

A long overdue re-cap from the Trelissick Countryside

The team are now back to full strength and have been busy catching up on all that needs doing over the winter months, both here at Trelissick and on the North Helford which we also manage.

Sheep in the parkland

Sheep, Storms and Shellfish

The sheep have returned to graze the Trelissick Parkland so we can manage the grassland without resorting to mechanical means.

Illustration of a robin by Sonia Hensler

Winter workin'

The season of winter is for woodland management and wildlife spotting. What are the rangers up to at this time of year?

Illustration of a painted lady butterfly by Sonia Hensler

Butterfly monitoring at Trelissick

The rangers look back on their summer collecting data on butterfly populations at Trelissick.