YOUNG wildlife enthusiasts will get some extra help with wildlife spotting at Beeston Castle and Woodland Park this summer as English Heritage launches a new wildlife trail sheet.
Since the woodland trail opened in May 2008, Beeston Castle’s wildlife has become a real draw for the clifftop castle, with birdwatchers particularly taking advantage of the different woodland habitats to spot rare breeds, including woodpeckers and cuckoos.
However, the novice nature spotter often missed many of the signs that give a clue to the animals that inhabit the site.
“When you are looking for ground-based animals, you’ll often see squirrels and rabbits running around the grounds, but these are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to our wildlife populations,” says Beeston Castle’s visitor operations manager Mark Hodgson.
Admission prices to the site are £5.30 for adults, £4.40 for concessions and £2.70 for children.
English Heritage members get in free.
For more information, contact Beeston Castle on 01829 260464 or visit www.english-heritage .org.uk/beeston.