Nature & wildlife
As the UK's biggest land owner, we look after a lot of nature and wildlife. We strive to maintain our land as an environment that supports a rich diversity of life.
Alpacas keep young lambs safe
Two Andean alpacas, affectionately known as Bill and Ben, are guarding a field of 50 ewes and their newborn lambs from predators at Hafod y Llan farm in Snowdonia. Alpacas make good protectors as they are ever-watchful and as soon as they hear any distress, they run towards the noise and frighten predators away.
Celebrating nature and outdoors writing
We’ve teamed up with publishers Frances Lincoln for the second annual Thwaites Wainwright Prize. The prize champions new books which it hopes will, like Wainwright’s guides, become classics, inspiring future generations to explore the outdoors and enjoy the varied and beautiful landscapes of Britain.
Manchester Snowdrop City
To mark the centenary of the First World War in 2014, volunteers and community groups planted 100,000 snowdrop bulbs - a symbol of hope and peace - across a number of sites in Manchester.
New plant named after Attenborough
A new species of wild flower has been named after the world-famous naturalist and broadcaster, Sir David Attenborough. The yellow flower named Attenborough's hawkweed (Hieracium attenboroughianum) was found by naturalists on a mountain we look after in the Brecon Beacons in South Wales.
Help ensure marine wildlife has a home
As the Government announces a second public consultation on Marine Conservation Zones, we need your help to ensure important marine landscapes and wildlife in English waters are given the protection they need.
Better landscapes partnership
We've joined forces with charities across the UK to call for the protection of treasured landscapes. The Landscapes for Everyone vision calls for better landscapes for people, including improving and maintaining public green spaces.
Stonehenge archaeologist Dr Nick Snashall looks forward to the sound of skylarks returning.
Our nature specialist Matthew Oates reveals why summer thunderstorms are good news.
Ranger Gwen Potter looks back on the highs and lows of life on the coast during the summer.
These natural woodlands have been around for well over 400 years.
With 400 year-old forests, this valley in the Lake District feels like another country.
We've looked after the wetland nature reserve of Wicken Fen for over 100 years.
The term iconic is often overused, but the High Peak Moors truly merits that description.