Heligan Launches Brand New Website

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With Live Views of Barn Owls Getting Romantic for Spring!

“We hope to encourage the general public to appreciate and understand the typical flora and fauna found in the Cornish countryside. With Heliganwild.com, people can now get a ringside view of Cornish nature in all its spectacular diversity."

The Lost Gardens of Heligan has launched of a new website http://www.heliganwild.com which is already abuzz with unique live views of birds getting ready for Spring.

This new interactive site is designed to compliment Heligan’s on site Wildlife experience and enables wildlife enthusiasts and Heligan fans all over the world, to watch and learn about wildlife and nature live at Heligan.

Already the webcameras have revealed Heligan’s famous Barn Owls, courting and getting ready to raise their young (in 2007 they created a Hannibal style sensation when one ‘ate’ its siblings on camera!) and jackdaws fussing over their nest building in comic style.

Heliganwild.com is designed to provide up to date news, videos and events and all the latest developments from the Heligan Wildlife Team, and Heligan’s wildlife inhabitants, via webcams in their wildlife hide, unique images, videos and nature news alerts.

The much acclaimed Lost Gardens, which celebrate their 21st anniversary since their discovery this year, are famous for their abundance, and sometimes rare, wild flora and fauna.

However, what is less well-known is that the site also supports a diverse range of wildlife habitats through the sustainable management of its natural environments and habitats. Otters, owls, kingfishers, badgers and foxes are just some of species that reside in Heligan’s 200 acre estate.

This unique aspect is supported by Heligan Wild which was created to maximise biodiversity within a patchwork of habitats found throughout the 200 acres of historic Cornish estate.

“We hope to encourage the general public to appreciate and understand the typical flora and fauna found in the Cornish countryside.” said Heligan MD, Peter Stafford. “With Heliganwild.com, people can now get a ringside view of Cornish nature in all its spectacular diversity - live.”

Heligan’s Horsemoor Hide is the hub for Heligan Wild and is situated in the middle of the estate, designed to give visitors close intimate views of the wildlife; either immediately outside or through a selection of remote cameras placed around the site. Included in this building is a large wildlife viewing area and interactive displays, consisting of photographs, videos and information gathered by the Wildlife Team.

Two new live cameras are already busy watching activity which they stream to the heliganwild.com website. During the day a pair of comical jackdaws can be viewed collecting twigs and nesting material and during the evening a resident pair of Heligan barn owls are exhibiting courtship behaviour on the top of the new barn owl nest box.

So for a real Springwatch experience head down to Horsemoor Hide at The Lost Gardens or go to http://www.heliganwild.com

For media enquiries, pictures or press trips contact:
Simon Whittam, Communications, Onshore Media
simonwhittam(at)weareonshore(dot)com
01752 823414
07802 416420

Dawn Bebe, Communications, Onshore Media
dawnbebe(at)weareonshore(dot)com
07831 790416

http://www.heligan.com

Journalists note – Heligan’s barn owls achieved national fame on BBC Springwatch in 2007 when the infamous ‘Hannibal’ ate his sibling LIVE on camera!

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