Top spots for summer wildlife

Our rangers, farmers and volunteers work hard to create habitats where wildlife can thrive. Thanks to their efforts our places are brimming with wildlife all year round, especially during the summer months. Warmer days are the perfect excuse to get outdoors, and whether you’re in search of seabirds on the coast, or baby deer in our parklands, you’ll never be short of something to spot.

Large Blue butterfly

Summer wildlife in the South West 

The South West is home to all sorts of wildlife, and you're sure to spot some at the places we care for. From the weird to the wonderful there's plenty to be found during the summer months - keep a special eye out for colourful butterflies.

Hare among grass and thistles

Summer wildlife in the South East 

Enjoy a walk on the wild side across the South East this summer and spot hares, birds, butterflies and sheep thriving on our lands which we work hard to protect, maintain and conserve for the future.

Butterfly on the Verbena Parterre

Summer wildlife in the Midlands 

The summer months bring an abundance of wildlife to our places in the Midlands, from birds and butterflies to glorious wildflowers. If you fancy getting out to enjoy the sunshine, why not take our handy wildlife spotter guides with you to see what you can find?

Marbled White butterfly in front of the Folly at Wimpole

Butterfly spotting in the East of England 

Beautiful butterflies and dazzling dragonflies can be seen in abundance across the East of England in the summer months. Why not see how many kinds you can spot?

A red squirrel at Crom estate

Summer wildlife in the North of England 

From moors to mountains to coast, the varied landscapes in the North of England are full of wildlife all year round. The warmer days of summer are a great time to get out and about in search of animals and wildflowers, although we can't guarantee that it won't rain. Here are our tips on what species to look out for at this time of year, and where you might find them.

A bee on a flower

Summer wildlife in Wales 

From coastline to countryside and high mountains, there’s no shortage of habitats in Wales which support a broad range of wildlife. The summer months are particularly good for getting out in search of the country’s flora and fauna – what will you find?

Summer wildlife at National Trust in Northern Ireland

Summer wildlife in Northern Ireland 

From fluttering butterflies to playful seals and swooping swifts, there’s an abundance of wildlife to discover at our places during the summer months. Here are some of the top spots in Northern Ireland to go looking for beasts, bugs and birds.