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

Red squirrel on Brownsea Island, Dorset
Diamond Spider, found by Lucy Stockton in Clumber Park

Rare Diamond spider discovered 

A spider presumed extinct in Britain for almost half a century has made a remarkable comeback, thanks to habitat restoration.

Wildlife hide at Wallington

Red Squirrels at Wallington

This September find out more about the red squirrels who call Wallington home. Join us for Red Squirrel Week 27 September - 1 October to learn about this rare breed and the work our rangers do to protect them.

Our red squirrel ranger

What does a red squirrel ranger actually do? 

Meet our red squirrel ranger, Glen, who is in charge of food rations, keeping predators away and making traffic signs for road crossing squirrels.

Short Eared Owl

Six top migrant birds to see this autumn 

Thousands of birds return in autumn to spend their winters in Britain. Ecologist Peter Brash picks his top six birds to see at our places this autumn and winter.

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