Here we will showcase the most recent wildlife photos, taken here at Heligan by our Wildlife Team. Whether its an unusual bird sighting, a beautiful sunrise, the first Marsh Orchid, or our team erecting bird boxes you will be able to view our photographic archive of the goings on from around the Heligan estate.
Fly blowing a bubble…...
Many flies blow bubbles; are they aiding digestion, cleaning mouth-parts or helping to cool themselves down? Any suggestions?
This male Blackbird was busy feeding on Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) in the Steward's House garden.
Grey Dagger moth caterpillar - Acronicta psi
An unmistakable caterpillar that was found feeding in a Birch tree close to Horsemoor Hide.
Prickly Stick Insect - Acanthoxyla geisovii
A non-native species, originally from New Zealand but is surviving well in the South West of England.
Elephant Hawk-Moth caterpillar - Deilephila elpenor
The English name of this moth is derived from the caterpillar's fanciful resemblance to an elephant's trunk.
Angle Shades - Phlogophora meticulosa
A very distinctive moth which rests with its wings folded longitudinally, thus giving the appearance of a withered autumn leaf.
Images by month
- November, 2012
- September, 2012
- August, 2012
- July, 2012
- February, 2012
- November, 2011
- October, 2011
- September, 2011
- August, 2011
- July, 2011
- June, 2011
- May, 2011