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
Red squirrel

Top places to spot red squirrels

We’ve selected some of our best walking trails for spotting red squirrels, from coastal pine woodlands to ancient hunting forests. Keep your eyes peeled and see how many you can find.

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.

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.

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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