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

Wicken Fen - Swans along Wicken Lode
Arctic tern at Long Nanny

Looking after terns at Long Nanny 

Arctic terns at Long Nanny in Northumberland have not fledged chicks for the first time since 1980 after severe weather and lockdown restrictions hampered our work to protect them. Find out how we look after these rare seabirds.

Toes touching foam

Everyone needs nature 

Everyone needs nature and the calm it brings. Find peace in the lush, expansive woodlands, the lengthy coastline with its rushing waves and gardens bursting with bouquets of colours to marvel at. The places that will always be there to welcome you back.

A Large Blue butterfly

Bringing back large blue butterflies 

We've brought the endangered large blue butterfly back to Stroud in Gloucestershire, where it hasn't been seen for 150 years. Discover how we worked with partnership organisations on the biggest reintroduction project of its kind in the UK.

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Nature needs you 

Trees that give us life, calming coastlines to walk along and bees that hum in blossoming flowers. Imagine if this all disappeared in the blink of an eye. You can make a difference when you donate today to help look after these natural spaces.

Meet the rangers safeguarding nature

Gatekeeper butterfly on a leaf

Support nature and wildlife 

From butterflies to blossom, the places we care for are home to a huge amount of diverse nature and wildlife that needs our support. Give today and together, we can help nature recover, bring people closer to it, and ensure our shared history continues to inspire us all. Thank you for your continued support.

Gull chicks, Farne Islands, Northumberland

Promise for nature 

Join us in our anniversary year and make a promise for nature. Whether you want to build a bug hotel or reduce energy use, we’ve got a great set of promises you can make. It's never been more important to look after the forests, rivers, oceans and parks we love to escape to. Together we can make a positive difference to the natural world.

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.

Find nature on your doorstep

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