Nature & wildlife

From ancient trees to bees and butterflies, our places are full of life. We're working hard to safeguard nature for years to come

A bee on lavender, Avebury, Wiltshire
The importance of bees
Bees on the entrance to their hive

BBC Radio 2's Big Bee Challenge  

Bees are a vital part of our ecosystem, which is why we're supporting BBC Radio 2's Big Bee Challenge this summer. Whilst the Big Bee Challenge competition has now closed, you can still get involved by taking part in bee-friendly activities, finding out which bees you can spot this summer and more.

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A bee's life

Spotting bees buzzing around flowers is one of the most enjoyable sights of summer. Have you ever wanted a bees-eye view of the world? In this video discover how bees see the world through a day in the life of a bee.

Honey bee feeding on a dahlia flower

Help protect pollinators 

Bees play a vital role in the natural world around us but they're under threat. By donating to support nature and wildlife at the places in our care, you'll be helping to protect these pollinators and the green spaces they call home. Now more than ever, we need your help to look after the nature and wildlife we all find comfort in.

More about our work
The high beech canopy in summer

Our tree planting ambition 

Trees are the best natural armour we have against the climate crisis, so we're working hard to plant and establish 20 million of them by 2030. Discover how your support and working with partners is making all of this possible.

The majestic giant beech tree on the Plas Newydd estate, Wales

Tree of the month 

The Giant Beech Tree (Fagus sylvatica) at Plas Newydd House and Garden in Wales has the largest trunk of any beech tree in Britain, and is our tree of the month for July. Find out more about this precious tree and the landscape that surrounds it.

Meet the rangers safeguarding nature

Find nature on your doorstep

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