Wildlife

Our places provide habitats for lots of different species of wildlife. We're working to ensure that these places and their residents remain protected

Siberian Stonechat bird
Wimpole Hall viewed from the park.

Our rare parkland wildlife 

Discover the rare wildlife that lives in our parklands.

A close up of bees in a hive

Caring for our native honeybees

Penrhyn Castle and Plas Newydd have become a hive of activity over the last year as we welcomed thousands of native honeybees into our gardens.

" Climb to the top of the mountain, look at the view - for a moment you're not aware of anything but sharing the world with little creatures. "
- Simon Nicholas, Countryside manager, Sherborne Park Estate
A night roost for bats, Paddock Cottage

Bats about conservation 

Building surveyor Robert Westmoreland explains how Paddock Cottage in Lyme has been restored to cater for bats

Two puffins on Staple Island, part of the Farne Islands

Nature and wildlife success stories 

We look after lots of nature and wildlife on the land we care for. It is vital that we retain its good health through a rich diversity of wildlife. Read about some of the insects, birds, animals, plants and landscapes that make this land special.

We're working hard to protect...

Diane is visitor reception manager and beekeeper at The Courts Garden, Wiltshire

Meet the Beekeeper 

Read about our resident beekeeper and visitor reception manager Diane Sleigh, who works at The Courts Garden, Wiltshire.

Safeguarding nature

Find out how we're helping to look after natural habitats and native species