Wildlife highlights

Find wildlife throughout the whole of the South West

A Dartford warbler

Heathland Hullabaloo

Find out more about the Purbeck heathland, the creatures that live there and the organisations that help look after it in Heathland Hullabaloo on Sunday 21 May at Knoll Beach in Studland. Lowland heath is even less common than rainforest and supports all six native British reptiles as well as rare birds like the nightjar and Dartford warbler.

View of the Dart Estuary downstream from Greenway, Devon, which was the holiday home of the crime writer Agatha Christie

Exploring the great outdoors at Greenway

With summer fast approaching there are lots of ways to explore the great outdoors at Greenway, and see the highlights of nature and wildlife at this time of year. From canoeing to joining the dawn chorus walk, find out the different ways you could explore.

Visitors enjoying a guided walk from volunteer parkland guides at Killerton

Guided walks around the parkland

Join our knowledgeable parkland guides on a walk to find out more about the landscape, history and wildlife of the historic parkland.

bluebells on killerton estate in ashclyst forest near exeter devon

Four stunning bluebell woods at Killerton

With acres of woodland, the Killerton estate is a great place to see bluebells bring the woods to life. Here are 4 of the best spots.

The house, seen from the garden at Greenway with bluebells in the foreground

Signs of early summer

In early summer a walk through Greenway's woodland garden is rewarded with sightings of early summer highlights. Find out some of the plants in flower you may see and the wildlife you may spot when you visit.

Barrington Court white wisteria

Garden and wildlife highlights for May and June

The days are getting warm and skies are often bright blue, everything seems vivid and sharp and you can feel summer is on the way.

Common red darter

Go wildlife spotting this summer

With its diverse range of habitats, Brownsea Island is home to some intriguing wildlife.

Red admiral

Butterflies fluttering at Cotehele

Once a week between April and September, the rangers at Cotehele walk around the garden and estate measuring the health of the butterfly population.