Meet our rangers

From counting grey seals to caring for wildflower meadows to attract birds and butterflies, our rangers go to extraordinary lengths to look after nature. We'd like you to meet the men and women who work hard throughout the year, in all weathers, to protect the countryside.

Ranger inspecting sunflowers at Rhossili and South Gower Coast, Wales
Our rangers and their work:
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Spring guide to Pembrokeshire

Feel the joys of spring at our special places in Pembrokeshire. From wildlife walks to seasonal colour, take a look at our handy guide for ideas on things to see and do.

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A day in the life of a ranger

During the winter months, our ranger Will Hawkins spends his days counting seals and cutting gorse. Based at Strangford Lough in Northern Ireland, the former musician tells us what he loves about his job.

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Elusive pine martens caught on camera at Crom

The pine marten is an elusive creature that's rare, protected and very difficult to spot. Thanks to infra-red cameras, we've now got footage of this protected species in their natural habitat.

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Looking after our Isle of Wight countryside for winter wildlife

Our landscapes are special places and we look after them so that wildlife has a safe home. Discover the work we do to help nature through the colder times of year.

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State of Nature 2019: UK's wildlife loss continues unabated

Action must be taken to reverse the UK's devastating loss of nature. Since 1970, the average abundance of all wildlife in the UK has fallen by 13 per cent, according to the State of Nature report. Discover how we're protecting precious landscapes from some of the toughest challenges facing nature in the UK.

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Look out for swifts from May to July

May to July is the time to spot swifts on the coast. Here's everything you need to know about this declining species.

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Seven facts you didn't know about little terns

Ajay Tegala, a ranger from our Norfolk Coast team reveals his top seven facts about Little Terns, Britain's smallest seabird.

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Elsewhere on the Northumberland Coast

St Aidan's Dunes at Seahouses, the lime kilns at Beadnell, the Long Nanny tern site at Beadnell Bay, Buston Links at Alnmouth, Druridge Bay.

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Discover rare heathland in Llŷn

Explore coastal heathland in Llŷn, an important habitat that supports an array of rare plants and animals including the spotted rock rose and chough.

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Living under canvas to protect rare birds

A team of rangers live in tents for months to protect rare terns. Threats include dogs, predators - and kite surfers. Find out more about what they do to ensure the birds' survival.

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Farewell George: an unexpected goodbye starts a new chapter for the Lizard choughs

Keep up to date with the latest drama in the lives of our Chough family at Lizard Point.

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Looking after kestrel chicks in the Chilterns Countryside

The Chilterns Countryside rangers were very excited to see eggs in their kestrel nest box this year. They’ve been following their progress from the ranger office via a nest-cam.

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Make a bird feeder from recycled materials

Winter can be a tough time of year for birds, so why not give them a helping hand, with these three easy-to-make bird feeders? What’s great about them is that they’re all made from recycled materials - a plastic bottle, toilet roll or chipped cup.

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5 ways to show your love for nature this Valentine’s Day

Show your love for nature this Valentine’s Day, with these five things you can do at home to help the environment. With a little inspiration from the places in our care, together we can all play our part and make a difference.

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Nesting woodpeckers make Ham their home

Ham House’s 17th-century garden is home to many birds, animals and insects. This week has been extra special though as we’ve seen our very first nesting pair of Greater Spotted Woodpeckers, who have made an old apple tree their home. Mum, Dad and chicks are all doing well.

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Long Nanny colony turns the tide with best numbers since 1990

The little tern colony at Long Nanny, Northumberland has had its most successful season in almost 30 years thanks to National Trust rangers who camped out for three months to protect its nesting site.

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Prawle Point

You can have lots of adventures along this dramatic and rugged stretch of the South Devon coast

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Six top migrant birds to see this autumn

Thousands of birds return to our shores throughout autumn, spending the winter months here in Britain. Ecologist Peter Brash picks six of his favourite birds to spot during the changing seasons.