Cute wild animals and where to find them

Sophia shares some tips and tricks to share on tracking down wild animals - just remember not to get too close.

Barn Owls at Charlecote

All about barn owls 

Barn owls thrive in the countryside. From young owlets to to fully grown adults, discover more about their habitats and where you might spot one near you.

A lone puffin on a rock


We've so many puffins you don’t need many tips to find one on the Farne Islands.

Dormouse being held in a hand

Looking after dormice 

Weighing less than a chocolate bar and coming out at night, hazel dormice are one of Britain's most elusive mammals. Find out how our rangers look after the rare creatures.

Red deer in the shelter of woodland


Deer are often shy and elusive creatures making them very difficult to spot.

Close up of a young, female, grey seal


With their huge dark eyes and playful personalities it’s hard not to fall in love with seals.

Wild Ponies grazing near waters edge

Wild ponies 

A lot of our wild ponies help to look after the land they live on.

Robin perched on a branch


You might associate robins with Christmas, but you can spot them all year round.

Lake surrounded by reeds

Water voles 

If you manage to track down a water vole you’re doing well. These once common creatures are now the UK’s fastest declining mammal.

Red Squirrel at Wallington, Northumberland

Red squirrels 

Red squirrels are an endangered species and can be very difficult to find.