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

Snowdrops at Stourhead, Wiltshire
A carpet of snowdrops at Kingston Lacy

Mapping the snowdrops at Kingston Lacy 

Snowdrops breaking through the frosty ground are one of the first signs that spring is on its way, and for one volunteer at Kingston Lacy, it's time to get to work. Over the last six years, Teresa Evans has been mapping and photographing Kingston Lacy's snowdrops, identifying more than 40 different varieties across the site.

A grey seal pup

Seal pups reach record numbers on the Farnes 

Rangers on the Farne Islands off the coast of Northumberland have been kept busy counting seal pups this autumn, with numbers suggesting the colony has grown by 50 per cent since 2014. Find out what's behind the boom and discover how the rangers keep count.

Give nature a home

Heather growing alongside a coastal path looking out towards the sea at sunset

Standing up for nature 

As the UK government writes new nature laws, we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to protect and restore the countryside you love.

Thank you

Find nature on your doorstep

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