Scotswood Wildlife

Welcome to our Scotswood Wildlife page. Below you can see photos of some of the wildlife that has been seen in the garden with a bit of information about each.

We are so fortunate to have such a wide array of wildlife in our lovely garden. Visitors, volunteers and staff enjoy spotting the various plants and animals you can find in the garden. We continue to encourage this through a variety of means, but in particular with our school groups through our Wildlife Superheroes Project where we have trained children and adults in wildlife identification through school visits and our open days. Please share your photos with us using the hashtag #Scotswoodwildlife or by emailing them to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will share them here in our website.

iNaturalist

At the end of April, as part of Blossom Day, we asked visitors to photograph species and upload them to the iNaturalist app as part of the City Nature Challenge, an international competition to see which city could record the most wildlife over a four day period. We were amazed to see 165 observations uploaded to iNaturalist, with 82 species identified. Have a look for yourself by following this link https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?nelat=54.97671221900087&nelng=-1.68267692691893&place_id=any&swlat=54.97501890403528&swlng=-1.6894521868905485

iNaturalist is a great app for recording wildlife but also for sharing information with others and for getting help in identifying unknown species. It’s also useful for finding out what is in your local area. You can also tweet or email sighting to us at Scotswood Garden and we will upload them to iNaturalist for you.