Nature & wildlife

From ancient trees to endangered species, our places are full of life. We're working hard to safeguard these habitats for years to come

Derwentwater, Lake District
Springwatch presenters

Springwatch at Sherborne Estate 

Springwatch is back, and this year it’s based at the Sherborne Estate in Gloucestershire, a working farm landscape in the Cotswolds.

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Searching for the elusive adders of the Surrey Hills

Join our ranger, Amanda as she checks our Surrey Hills nature reserve for signs of the elusive adder.

Children playing at Nymans

Inspiring young nature lovers 

We're working to help a new generation of children discover the outdoors.

Barn Owls at Charlecote

Once common, now rare: ten species that need our help 

Once common wildlife like water voles and cuckoos are now rare and under threat. Our rangers are working with farmers to create nature habitats and help struggling birds, butterflies and wildflowers.

We are working at Stackpole to ensure the otter population thrives

Protecting otters and bats at Stackpole 

Stackpole in Pembrokeshire is home to otters and Greater Horseshoe bats. Once rare, they now thrive in this protected environment.

The rare Barbastelle bat

Bats at our places 

Every species of bat in the UK can be found at places under our care. Some of the rarest and most important bat roosts in the country can be found in our buildings and trees.

Greylag geese on Orford Ness

Our plan to restore nature at our places 

Find out more about our ambitious plans to restore nature at our places, creating 25,000 hectares of new wildlife habitats by 2025.

Find nature on your doorstep

Experience nature through the seasons and spot the UK's native species in their natural habitat