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Castle Howard

15 - 18 August 2019

The Wildlife Zone

Our pop-up nature reserve.

There’s so much to learn and discover in the Wildlife Zone. Alive with hints, tips and hands-on help, this zone is for anyone who wants to learn about or care for the wildlife on our doorsteps.

Peer into a busy beehive to watch honey being produced. Have a go at pond dipping. Follow the animal nature trails. And get the chance to feel like a bird in our giant bird’s nest!

You can discover more about our beautiful butterflies, learn about hedgehogs and how you can help to keep them safe, listen to talks on our Garden Stage from experts in bugs, reptiles, amphibians, and learn how you can make your garden friendly for bumblebees! 

You’ll be able to see a fascinating range of native British species up close, learn from wildlife experts and make a home for bugs and birds.

Plus, look back to the past and into the future through virtual reality to see what our farmland looked like 100 years ago and what it could look like in years to come.

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