Throughout the past few years our Wildlife Team have been busy buildling up a huge archive of footage. From the rare Green Heron fishing in our ponds to the Heligan Barn Owlets being ringed by the Barn Owl Trust.
We will bring you High Definition videos of the wildlife around the estate and showcase them here and on YouTube
Local bee expert Harold Stamper joins Heligan bee lady Laurren in saving a colony of bees who’s home became exposed after an old oak in the Jungle came down. Harold and Laurren safely removed the queen and all her drones and relocated them within Heligan’s 200 acre estate.
Ivy Feeding Frenzy
To the avid gardener Ivy maybe an unwanted climber, but when left to grow and flower it provides copious amounts of food for all sorts of insects including bees, wasps. hoverflies and butterflies.
Swallows and House Martins
Over the past couple of days Heligan’s resident summer Swallows and House Martins have been grouping up and getting ready to migrate to warmer climates.
Swallow Nest 2012
These swallows are located in one of our working barns and are currently incubating four eggs.
Instead of finding somewhere quiet to nest, this pair of Robins have chosen one of Heligans rather busy and noisy workshops! They currently have three healthy chicks.
Tawny Owl visits nest box 2012
3 days after box erection, we have our first visitor. A female Tawny Owl has started to inspect this box as a possible nesting location.
Fox visits earth at Heligan
Due to the success of our “Mouse Cam”, we have developed a unique artificial Fox earth. We are pleased to show this video of a Fox exploring its potential new home.