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.

Recording our wildlife at White Horse, Uffington

Next time you're out for a stroll at a beautiful countryside place, look into the grass, the hedges or the trees around you and you'll be amazed at the creatures you'll find scurrying about. Andy Foster has the task of finding and recording as many species as he can so we know how best to look after these wonderful places.

Rare birds breed on Isle of Wight

A pair of rare bee-eaters which has set up home in countryside we look after on the Isle of Wight has become only the third on record to breed successfully in the UK in the last century.

Wild voices

Wild places

Fingle Woods, Devon

Fingle Woods, Devon

Our woods, wetlands and fens are under threat from the weather. We're working with local communities to secure the future of our places for future generations.

Spotlight on summer

  • Large blue butterfly

    Collard Hill in Somerset offers visitors the chance to see the rare Large Blue butterfly.

  • Dragonflies

    Scotney Castle is one of the best places to see dragonflies with 23 visible from the boardwalk.

  • Wild flowers

    A spectacular showing of wild flowers at Horden Cliffs on Durham coast spring to life. 

  • Puffins

    40,000 pairs of puffins nest on the Farne Islands alongside 23 other nesting species.