Nature articles for wildlife lovers

Open your eyes to the amazing animals and plants that can be found at our places. Browse all our wildlife and nature content in one place.

Stag at Calke Abbey in Derbyshire
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A home for nature and wildlife

Find out the best places in Llŷn to spot your favourite coastal creatures; from seal spotting delights, the famous red-legged choughs, dolphin encounters and Porthdinllaen’s seagrass bed.

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Autumn family fun at Knole

Knole, Kent

Get outdoors and embrace the change in season this autumn half-term, with our wildlife walks and nature-themed arts and crafts for all the family.

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Discover wildlife on the Holnicote Estate

Webber's Post, Somerset

See some of Exmoor's most well-known and iconic wildlife on the National Trust's Holnicote Estate.

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Seal-spotting walks

Atlantic grey seals begin breeding in September, with the pupping season continuing right through until November. We look after several places which are great for spotting these white-furred pups in autumn.

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Wildlife in Leigh Woods

Leigh Woods, Bristol

Leigh Woods is a great place to discover wildlife.

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Wildlife on the Ashridge Estate

Ashridge Estate, Hertfordshire

From deer rutting to badger spotting every season reveals something interesting when it comes to spotting wildlife at Ashridge. Make sure you pack your binoculars and camera and see what you can find.

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Wildlife on the Mendip Hills

Mendip Hills

The rare limestone grassland landscape on the Mendip Hills is home to a wide array of flora and fauna.

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Wildlife on the Farne Islands

Farne Islands, Northumberland

Find the seals, puffins and over 100,000 seabirds, that call our special place home each year, on your visit.

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Deer keeping with Dom: Winter at Knole

Knole, Kent

The deer have grown their thick winter coats and full antlers by December. During the coldest months, Dom lays deer feed in the park every day to make sure the herd gains weight and the bucks don’t lose condition after the rut.

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Deer keeping with Dom: Spring at Knole

Knole, Kent

Spring is a beautiful time in Knole Park, as Dom talks us through the sights to look out for and what he’s working on as the weather warms.

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Autumn rut at Knole

Knole, Kent

Catch up with Dom, Knole's Park and Deer Keeper, as the parkland changes colour and the rutting season begins. Expect to hear the clash of antlers and bellowing mating calls as the bucks are fully grown and testosterone runs high for prime position in Knole Park.

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Wildlife calendar

Farne Islands, Northumberland

The Farne Islands are most famous for the puffins, closely followed by the seals, plus many other types of birds. Have a look at our wildlife calendar to find out what you'll see when.

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Things to see and do on the Farne Islands

Farne Islands, Northumberland

From puffins to seals and Arctic terns to eider ducks, there's bountiful wildlife for you to discover on your visit to the Farne Islands. Find out more about what species you might see, when and where, as well as the other features of the Islands, such as St Cuthbert's Chapel.

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Land, sea, sky

Farne Islands, Northumberland

Find out what the Islands are, which ones can be visited, and what there is to do once you land.

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Explore the Tyntesfield estate

Tyntesfield, North Somerset

The wider estate boasts panoramic countryside views, vast woodland, heritage trees and rolling parkland.

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The wildlife of Stonehenge Landscape through the seasons

Stonehenge Landscape, Wiltshire

The ancient countryside provides habitats and protection for a wide variety of wildlife. Migrating birds return year after year and each season is defined by new arrivals and changing scenes. From the swooping skylarks to the wild flowers there is so much nature to behold and a new picture painted by every season.

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Our work at Hatfield Forest

Hatfield Forest, Essex

Dealing with storm damage, clearing scrub and caring for our forest sheep is all in a days work for our volunteer conservation team.

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Birdwatching and photography

Farne Islands, Northumberland

Birdwatching and photography are very popular activities on the Farne Islands: find out more about how to get the most from both (including information on drones).