The footpaths around Templeton with their high hedges are a haven for a wide range of birds, both resident and summer visitors, while the acrobatic flight of swallows, swifts and martins can be seen swooping over the fields, only disturbed by the occasional sparrowhawk skimming over the hedge. In wooded areas, woodpecker treecreeper and siskin can be seen. Buzzards soar overhead and the red kite makes the occasional visit to the area.

The abandoned airfield is a haven for wildlife with yellowhammer singing from the gorse bushes. In spring-time there is a dazzling display of wild flowers to be seen both on the airfield and in the hedge banks including early purple orchids, primroses, foxgloves and red campion. The railway line with its deep cutting is an ideal home for fox, badger and weasel which sometimes make night-time forays into gardens in search of food. In the surrounding countryside, owls can be heard hooting on winter nights and occasionally a glimpse of the barn owl.


In earlier times the area is recorded as being surrounded by the Forests of Narberth and Coedrath. Moorland was adjacent to the village and that would have held a myriad of wildlife. In the 18th century the surrounding woodland was stocked with roe deer and in the 19th century wild boar was imported into the forests for hunting. Local farmers were very disgruntled about this and they were eventually hunted to distinction.