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 in the air 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.

Barrington Court garden catnip path

Garden and wildlife days

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.