Aldenham Wildlife and Conservation
Wildlife and Conservation
Aldenham Country Park is a haven for a wide diversity of flora and fauna which benefit from the woodland, grassland and water habitats provided. Located just 12 miles from central London the park is perfect for swapping the hustle and bustle of city life for a more peaceful environment to enjoy a range of outdoor recreational activities.
At Aldenham Country Park we aim to preserve these beautiful park grounds and we are currently working alongside the Aldenham Country Park Trust to create new ways for the public to enjoy the nature and wildlife within it.
Self Guided Nature Walks
Come and explore the wonderful world of nature at the park by walking our nature trail.There are lots of different species of birds, mammals and fungi that can be found in our woodland. Fungi Guide
In late Winter early Spring you will see Snowdrops, Bluebells, Lesser Celandine, and the catkins of the Hazel tree. Also birds will be singing and preparing to build nests ready for Spring.
Summer is a good time to walk the nature trail and see the many butterflies species found here. These include the Holly Blue, Peacock, and Speckled Wood.
Autumn is a wonderful time to kick through the fallen leaves and enjoy the fabulous change in colours. Also there are acorns and conkers to delight young and old.
Aldenham Country Park believes strongly in the conservation of our wildlife habitats and maintaining the biodiversity that they hold. In 2012 our Heritage Orchard was created in our Home Field which involved the planting of 90 new cherry, apple and pear trees. This Heritage Orchard was created to bring together the community and educate them in preserving land and food.
This year over 1000 crocuses were planted in our farm land area and with our new introduced bee colonies we hope to not only educate the public on honey making and species conservation, but more importantly aim to conserve the flowering plants within the park grounds by encouraging their pollination.
Flora and Fauna
On the Nature trail you may see over 20 different species of trees, including the English Oak, Ash, Silver Birch, Poplars, Elder, Scots pine, Hornbeam, Horse Chestnut, Yew, Willows and even some Wild Cherry!
Alongside foxes, badgers, moles, hedgehogs, rodents and wild rabbits we also have over 45 species of birds in the lakeside areas alone.
Why not try out some bird watching yourself? If you see any wildlife of interest we would love to hear about it!
Please remember: take nothing but pictures, and leave nothing but footprints...