Summer wildlife spotting in the South East

The diversity and beauty of wildlife across the South East is awe-inspiring which is why we are working hard to maintain, protect and conserve it for the future. From butterfly walks and bird-spotting to Herbridean sheep and hares, the South East has an abundance of wildlife on display by nature for you to embrace this summer.

Osprey stood on a post

Isle of Wight wonders 

Across our downs, within Newtown’s meadows, and deep in Borthwood’s woods, wildlife can be found throughout the summer across the countryside on the Isle of Wight.

Purple emperor butterfly

Butterfly walks

Butterflies are emerging across the South East. Spot beauties like the Adonis blue on a walk at Newtimber Hill in West Sussex, or the Purple emperor at one of our Surrey Hills sites.

Hare among grass and thistles

Hares at Uppark House and Garden 

The grounds at Uppark provide a perfect habitat for native brown hares, which can be spotted on quiet mornings in March and April, when they are at their most active.

Peregrine flying off the Kent coast

Kent coast 

The Kent coast is home to salt marsh, mud flats, towering chalk cliffs and grassland. Its huge diversity of wildlife is one of the reasons we're working hard to protect it.

A butterfly on a purple flower

East Sussex 

With warmer weather and longer days there is an abundance of wildlife to spot in and around East Sussex. From beautiful butterflies at the White Cliffs of Dover to Bodiam's bats and bees.