Great places to see wildlife in the East of England

Looking for the best places to see wildlife in East Anglia? From one of Europe's most important wetlands, which attracts thousands of migratory birds to the largest seal colony in England, there are signs of nature all around you. Here's a few places and experiences to add to your list.

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.

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?

Autumn migrants

Deer rutting season

Weird and wonderful insects

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

Thanks to your support, when you join, donate, visit or volunteer, together we can look after special places for ever, for everyone.