Find out about Spring Wildlife

Wildife is around every cornear at the momrnt – You can’t step outside without noticing the birdsong at the moment, or stroll through the countryside without spotting the odd baby rabbit hopping amongst the daffodils. Spring is in full throw and with it brings a multitude of animals and birds from hibernation and migration! To find out whats about this time of year have a read of our spring blog here

Cornwall, Devon and Wales are wonderful places to watch native species, glimpse rare sightings and see the birds coming home for the warmer months. There are a multitude of places to watch and learn about the surrounding wildlife whilst staying with Forgotten Houses, here are a few suggestions of how to find out more:


Wildlife Trusts

Wildlife Trust websites are a great place to find out what’s going on in the local area whilst you are visiting, what native and seasonal wildlife you may see during your stay (or what to look out for!) and where you can go to watch birds and animals, such as nature reserves. These are the links for the Cornwall, Devon and Welsh Wildlife Trusts to find out a little more.


Wildlife Watch

A great resource in association with The Wildlife Trust for all the family about the wildlife in Britain at the moment – the website includes latest sightings, how to’s for everything wild such as building bat boxes and rockpooling (very essential to know when visiting Cornwall!) and how to become a wildlife watcher yourself with activities happening all over the country for families wanting to get out into the wild!

And, as we think rockpooling is a wonderful activity to enjoy during your stay with Forgotten Houses – here is the sheet and  link to download the activity sheet from Wildlife Watch.




RSPB – Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Again another great resource to learn more about our birds in Britain and how to identify them, there is also information about local bird watching groups, walks and events such as the Luxulyan Valley Nature Walk on 2nd April in Cornwall which meanders through the valley in search of woodland birds, early wildflower and a butterfly or two! For more information about upcoming bird events and more details about local birds in Cornwall and Devon please click the relevant links below:


Wildlife Walks

There are many suggestions for walks around Cornwall where you can glimse at the seasonal wildlife, I Walk Cornwall have a whole host of suggestions of where to ramble, for example if you are staying at the lovely Josiah’s Cottage or Waggon House there is a Polzeath to Rumps walk taking in  Iron fortifications, views across the Camel Estuary, beaches and countryside – ample opportunities to spot local life!


For all walks in Cornwall that feature wildlife spotting opportunities visit:


For those staying in the wonderful Yarner House in Devon, near Dartmoor there is a wildlife walk right outside your front door! For more information about Yarner Woods Nature Trail vsit:



As you can see there are a multitude of ways to find out what wildlife is about during your stay with Forgotten House in Cornwall, devon or Wales!