Nature and Wildlife at St Nectan’s Glen
The site on which St Nectan’s Glen sits has been appointed a Site of Special Scientific Interest for a good reason; the specimens of rare plants that grow and thrive, as well as all of the wildlife living within and around the site, is quite truly amazing.
There is a huge variety of wildlife at The Glen, from the small and meek Field Mice, woodpeckers and garden birds, to the large and impressive Buzzard, Deer and the occasional Otter. This ecosystem is teeming with life and character, especially that of the cheeky Robin who pops in to remind us that it’s breakfast time!
We love to let nature do its own thing, though we also want to encourage it to further develop and give our visitors the chance to not only feel at one with nature, but also explore more of what this natural site has to offer, which is why you will delight in the following little gems during your visit:
- The Bugingham Palace: a true palace for all bugs, great and small; Take a look and see how many you can recognise!
- The Potager: a wonderful herb garden with Lavender, Chamomile, Thyme, Marjoram, Sage, Dill, Rosemary, Sorrel and Wild Mint to name but a few!
- Bee-Well Village: a buzzing and beautiful bumblebee village coming soon. Did you know that Bumblebees scent-mark the flowers they have visited?
- BusyBees Beehives: coming soon. Did you know that male bees are called ‘drones’? Their purpose is to mate with a new queen bee, but come winter, as the hive goes into survival mode, the drones are kicked out!
We have many other nature-friendly projects in the pipeline and are continually looking to give nature the helping hand it needs whenever it needs it, as well as making our visitors’ experience a full and happy one – from the very young to the less so, there is something for everyone at St Nectan’s Glen; however the message remains as important today as for generations to come: be at one with nature, love it, nurture it, protect it and respect it;