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

Large red deer stag on the moor with heather clad hills in background at Lyme, Cheshire
Late evening with the spectacular sunflowers at Rhossili

400,000 sunflowers at Rhossili 

Farmers on The Vile, Rhossili have reverted to traditional 1940s farming methods, transforming the coastline into a safe haven for insects, birds and wildflowers. As well as creating a patchwork of smaller fields, crops are interspersed with flowering plants such as sunflowers, poppies, and lupins to attract wildlife.

Short Eared Owl

Six top migrant birds to see this autumn 

Thousands of birds return to our shores throughout autumn, spending the winter months here in Britain. Ecologist Peter Brash picks six of his favourite birds to spot during the changing seasons.

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Focusing in on nature

Chris Johnson, a National Trust ranger at Allen Banks and Staward Gorge in Northumberland, always carries a camera so he can share the magic of this ancient landscape as it changes throughout the seasons.

Panasonic is providing staff and volunteers with Lumix cameras to capture incredible pictures of the nature and wildlife they care for. Chris uses his camera to record bright-eyed skylarks, towering trees and sprawling sections of Hadrian’s Wall as it snakes it way over this exposed landscape.

The deer in Knole Park

Take a walk on the wild side 

From woods and parkland to coastlines and estuaries, experience nature like never before with some of the best wildlife-spotting walks this autumn.

Ranger dog toby collecting apples in the orchard at killerton

Caring for traditional orchards 

With over 50 acres of traditionally-managed orchard and 100 different varieties of apple tree, the team at Killerton know their apples. Not only does the fruit go into delicious juices and ciders, half of the produce is left on the trees for the local wildlife to enjoy.

Wildlife highlights

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.

Find nature on your doorstep

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