Latest News - May 2020

22 May 2020

Irises galore this May

Gardens |

Our Head Gardener, Jonathan, updates you on how the gardens are looking in May and the challenges he is having to face with wildlife nesting in amongst the gardens and other creatures snacking on the plants!

22 May 2020

Exciting new hatches

Flamingos |

This week has been exciting with new hatches of flamingo, Eurasian cranes, and the first corncrake chicks, all being reared by their parents with very different rearing strategies, which Chrissie explains. 

21 May 2020

The importance of nettles

Reserve |

Our Seasonal Avicultural Warden, Amy Plows, guest blogs this week with a fascinating and insightful article all about the native nettle and its importance in providing a safe habitat for aphids.

7 May 2020

Red-crowned cranes at Pensthorpe

Aviculture |

Red-crowned cranes are the rarest species we have here at Pensthorpe. Pensthorpe Conservation Trust have a very special link with the species, thanks to the International Crane Foundation (ICF).

6 May 2020

Early May 2020 – Aviculture

Aviculture |

The wildlife is thriving here at Pensthorpe, with our resident birds and visiting wildlife getting ready to welcome new members of their family. Nesting season is underway here at Pensthorpe, with our flamingos currently sitting on fourteen eggs and two female corncrakes incubating.

6 May 2020

Early May 2020 – Gardens

Gardens |

The spring displays are looking fantastic in the Corten Infinity Garden here at Pensthorpe Natural Park. Our Wildlife Habitat Garden is also blooming after some heavy rain recently.

6 May 2020

Early May 2020 – Reserve

Reserve |

Our team that are still working hard on the reserve, looking after the wildlife, have been taking note of sightings, including the first lapwing chick, marsh harrier and a pair of cuckoo.