Summer wildlife spotter guides

Summertime sees an abundance of wildlife at National Trust places, from birds to butterflies and glorious wildflowers. We've created some PDF spotter guides for you to download and see what you can find on your travels.

A close up photograph of hay meadow showing red clover, sheep's sorrel and common bird's-foot-trefoil


Discover summer flowers in the Midlands

Butterfly feeding at Coughton Court, Warwickshire


The long hot summer afternoons are the perfect time to head out Butterfly spotting. See how many of these colourful creatures you can see when you visit.

Song thrush

Bird spotter sheet 

We take special care to look after gardens, woodlands and moors to help birds thrive. Woodpeckers, skylarks, robins or wrens, which will you spot?

Hovering dragonfly

Dragonflies and damselflies 

Which of the eight species will you spot?