Nature & wildlife

From ancient trees to endangered species, our places are full of life. We're working hard to safeguard these habitats for years to come

A puffin on the Farne Islands in Northumberland
killerton cider apples orchard apple cart devon

Cider apple collection saved 

We’re to become the new guardians of an internationally important collection of cider apples, helping to secure its future and save rare varieties being lost forever.


Looking after the red squirrels at Wallington

The red squirrels at Wallington are looked after by Red Squirrel Ranger Glen Graham. Find out what we're doing to protect this population and how you can see them for yourself.

A puffin on the Farne Islands in Northumberland

2015: A review of the year 

Our weather’s highs and lows challenge our wildlife. Look back at some of 2015’s wildlife winners and losers.

Wildlife spotting

Beech trees in woodland at Alderley Edge, Cheshire

Identifying ancient trees 

We care for a huge collection of ancient trees at the places we look after. Here's our handy guide to identifying them.

Discover more...

Matthew Oates, our specialist on nature, holding a pair of binoculars

Meet our nature expert 

Matthew Oates has over 50 years experience of butterflying and enjoying the great outdoors. Learn more about Matthew and his passion for wildlife and working at the Trust.

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