Blog - Wildlife

A rare visitor

Posted in: Blog Autumn Wildlife

Our Propagator, Penny, was lucky enough to spot an unusual find in the propagation greenhouses a couple of weeks ago.

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Welcome back!

Posted in: Blog Wildlife

We are welcoming back native rare breed Gloucester cattle to graze our downland from early September until the end of February.

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Busy bees

Posted in: Blog Wildlife

This summer we’ve had some busy woodland creatures buzzing around the arboretum with us – bees!...

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Return of the grazers

Posted in: Blog Landscape Wildlife

Cattle are coming back to the downs! In mid-November, a group of Gloucester cattle will be taking up residence on the downland of Westonbirt Arboretum.

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Flying Lessons at Westonbirt

Posted in: Blog Wildlife

What a delightful week the Friends’ staff have had working in the Great Oak Hall as the House Martin’s School of Flying takes off (sorry!)!...

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A walk into the unknown

Posted in: Blog Wildlife

We've always known that we have bats at Westonbirt - but we've never really gone out looking for them.

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Footsteps in the snow

Posted in: Blog Wildlife

Snowfall gives us the opportunity to track animals through the snow. If you're lucky you'll get a glimpse of the wildlife that left the footsteps in the snow, but even if you don't, some of the footprints have a remarkable level of detail.

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