Nature and Wildlife at St Nectan’s Glen

Wildlife Wonder

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 are truly amazing.

There is a huge variety of wildlife at The Glen. From the small and meek Field Mice, the Foxes and Deer, and the woodpeckers and garden birds, Kestrels and Buzzards. Even 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. We 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. We hope you will delight in the following little gems during your visit – all of the below can be found along our nature trail:

  • The Bugingham Palace: A true palace for all bugs, great and small; Take a look and see how many you can recognise.
  • Cloud Watching Beds: Recline, relax and gaze at the clouds above – there are information boards so you know which type of clouds you can see!
  • Bird Hide: There are so many different species of birds here at St Nectan’s Glen, almost all of which can be seen from our bird-watching hut. With binoculars inside and information boards to guide you, see how many different species you can spot.
  • Beehives: 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!
  • Adam’s Woodland: Newly planted woodland in the back field of St Nectan’s Glen – Including Pine, Oaks, Holly, Hornbeam, Hawthorn and many more. These trees will encourage the woodland to expand and grow, nurturing and sheltering the flora and fauna which reside here long into the future.

We have many other nature-friendly projects in the pipeline and are continually looking to give nature a helping hand whenever it needs it, as well as making our visitors’ experience a full and happy one – whether young or old, 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;

Love Nature, Love St Nectan’s Glen.