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

Arctic tern in flight on the Farne Islands, Northumberland
Hare eating grass, Orford Ness

Summer wildlife spotting 

Warmer days are the perfect excuse to get outdoors, especially when there's lots of summer wildlife to spot as well. From seabirds to baby deer, there are plenty of highlights to look out for this summer.

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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.

Family pond-dipping

Join in with a Bioblitz 

A Bioblitz is a race against the clock to find and record as many different plants and animals as possible in an area in just 24 hours. With events running from May to October across the country, why not test your skills as a nature detective and find an event near you?

Walking along the beach at St Michael's Mount, Cornwall

Capture nature in bloom 

With just a few weeks left to take part in our annual photography competition, now’s the time to get outdoors with your camera and capture what nature means to you - whether that’s a barefoot beach walk, a quiet spot in your favourite garden or a woodland adventure with all the family. Be inspired by some of the beautiful images we’ve had so far, before entering your own.

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Find nature on your doorstep

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