Great places to see wildlife in the East of England

Autumn’s a great time of year to go wildlife spotting. As our conservation work of their habitats continues and the season advances, you’ll see vibrant colours interspersed with the signs of nature all around you.

Planning your visit

Please make sure you check web pages for individual places before you travel, to see where is open and where you may need to book, as well as the most up to date information about visiting.

Deer rutting season

Autumn migrants

Seal watching

Winter birdwatching

Spring highlights

Sandwich Tern

Sandwich Terns at Blakeney Point 

Blakeney Point is one of the most important sites in Europe for breeding terns. Throughout April Sandwich Terns will start arriving, having migrated from Western Africa. After their courtship displays, they will settle down and lay their eggs on the shingle.

Marbled White butterfly in front of the Folly at Wimpole

Butterfly spotting in the East of England 

Beautiful butterflies can be seen in abundance across the East of England in the summer months. How many species have you spotted this year?

Weird and wonderful insects

When you take a closer look at nature, it helps us watch over wildlife

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