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

Swan on Derwentwater in the Lake District, Cumbria
Robin at Trelissick in Winter

Four ways to help wildlife over winter 

Winter; a time to snuggle up in front of the fire? Not anymore. Here's four traditional techniques our rangers, volunteers and fellow conservation charities get up to over winter to help keep the countryside healthy, beautiful and rich in wildlife.

Powdercap Strangler mushroom

Very rare ‘strangler’ fungus discovered…just in time for Halloween 

An extremely rare parasitic fungus with an eerie name has been discovered on our land. The Powdercap Strangler grows by 'body-snatching', and is one of only 10 parasitic fungi found worldwide.

A grey seal pup

Ten facts about the Farne Islands' seals

The Farne Islands are home to thousands of grey seals, and each autumn hundreds of pups are born here. Here are ten facts about seals on the Farnes from one of the head rangers.


Making safe spaces for stoats

After we spotted stoats scurrying in and out of an old dry stone wall on the Sherborne Park Estate, our team have been working hard to build a special new home for stoats, hedgehogs and other small creatures.

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.

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.

Set off on a bat walk in Knole Park, Kent.

Take a walk on the wild side 

Browse all our wildlife and nature content in one place. Learn about the incredible animals and plants that bring extra magic to our places.

Find nature on your doorstep

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