Nature & wildlife

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

Festival of National Nature Reserves
Barn owl in flight at Wicken Fen Nature Reserve, Cambridgeshire

Celebrating National Nature Reserves  

We're excited to be part of the Festival of National Nature Reserves (NNRs) organised by Natural England to mark the 70th anniversary of the UK's first NNR. The festival runs until October, and you'll be able to enjoy a variety of activities at nature reserves near you.

More nature and wildlife stories
Damson trees at Brockhampton Estate in Herefordshire

We're bringing blossom back 

Since 1900, over half of England and Wales' orchards have been lost. With your help, we want to restore blossom for everyone. You can read about the study we commissioned to delve deeper into the issue and how you can help us to bring blossom back.

A ranger and volunteer planting a grafted tree inside a cage in the ochard

Supporting the Queen’s Green Canopy 

This year, we’re supporting the Queen’s Green Canopy at the places in our care to mark the Platinum Jubilee. We’re creating a legacy that honours Her Majesty’s 70-year reign. 70 unique and inspiring Jubilee tree planting projects will take place to mark this significant moment in history.

Caring for trees
Natural inspiration
Spotlight on seals

Meet the rangers safeguarding nature

Apple blossom and a honey bee in the fruit orchard at Cotehele, Cornwall

Give back to nature 

More than ever before, nature has been our source of comfort during difficult times. But climate change is accelerating the decline of these green spaces. Nature gives us so much – donate today and help us protect these places and the wildlife that lives there.

Find nature on your doorstep

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