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

High Brown Fritillary in the sun on a plant

Rare butterflies booming after conservation boost 

A new study by Butterfly Conservation has found that rare butterflies like the Adonis Blue are booming at our places.

Far reaching views from Hindhead Commons and the Devil's Punch Bowl, Surrey

Anniversary sees former site of A3 at Hindhead recognised as a wildlife haven

The Devil’s Punch Bowl, once separated from Hindhead Common by the A3, has become one of the top wildlife sites in south east England, thanks to collaborations with Natural England and Highways England.

Bird flying above the garden at Mount Stewart House, Garden and Temple of the Winds, County Down

How to improve your bird spotting skills 

Discover some top tips to help you improve your chances of spotting and identifying feathered friends in the British countryside.

A bee on lavender, Avebury, Wiltshire

Help us protect the environment during Brexit 

With Brexit fast approaching, how can you ensure the natural places you love are protected into the future?

Beekeeper at Dudmaston

Diary of a beekeeper

Bees are crucial for our environment, but sadly their numbers are in decline. Alison, Dudmaston's beekeeper, tells us how she's keeping our colonies alive and well.

Purple emperor butterfly

Purple Emperor butterflies success at Bradenham

The Purple Emperor, one of Britain's most elusive butterflies, has been spotted for the first time at National Trust’s Bradenham estate near West Wycombe in Buckinghamshire. Careful woodland and grassland management by the National Trust’s rangers at Bradenham has made this possible.

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.

Find nature on your doorstep

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