Nature & wildlife

From ancient trees to butterflies and otters, our places are full of life. We're working hard to safeguard nature for years to come

Wicken Fen - Konik ponies and horses in frost
Martin Hughes-Games, Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan, and Gillian Burke on the set of Winterwatch at Sherborne

BBC Winterwatch returns to Sherborne 

The BBC Winterwatch presenters are back for a glimpse at how the animals on Sherborne Estate keep cosy while temperatures drop. Catch up on what our rangers get up to behind the scenes and meet some of the wildlife that calls the estate home.

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.

Male hawfinch at Sizergh

Record year for hawfinches  

The elusive hawfinch has been spotted around the country so why not head outside and see if you can help us track sightings?

Meet the rangers safeguarding nature


What can we learn from nature around us?

From hidden tracks to fallen feathers, the forest is filled with the signs of wildlife. Join ranger Anna and the children of Sherborne school in this video as they find out what nature can teach us.

Row of lime trees at The Argory

A 25-year plan for nature 

We welcome the government's plan to protect, restore and enhance the natural environment over the next 25 years.

A National Trust ranger overseeing the measuring of the girth of a beech tree on the Tyntesfield estate

Old, but not forgotten 

Gnarled, knobbly and centuries old, Bristol's ancient trees make the perfect home for all sorts of wildlife. Find out how rangers are preserving these veteran woodlands for years to come.

Find nature on your doorstep

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