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

Gull and chicks on the Farne Islands
Gentle stream flowing through the Lake District - Wastwater in Wasdale, Cumbria

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A rare peek inside our bat roosts

We're at the forefront of bat conservation in the UK and produce advice for builders, conservators and foresters who encounter bats. Here we see the roost inspection taking place at Calke Abbey, and David Bullock, our head of nature conservation talks us through why we have bat roosts at our places, and the importance of monitoring them.

Wildlife spotting

The presenters of BBC Countryfile

BBC Countryfile Live  

This summer (4-7 August), we’re celebrating all aspects of the countryside with ‘Countryfile Live’, a brand new major outdoor event hosted at Oxfordshire’s beautiful Blenheim Palace.

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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.

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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