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

Derwentwater, Lake District
Juvenile kestrel

Springwatch at Sherborne Park Estate 

On the programme we got close to kestrels, barn owls and busy water voles. BBC Springwatch discovered the wildlife found at the Sherborne Estate in Gloucestershire, cared for by the National Trust.

Roisin Black, ranger at Malham Tarn Estate

Plants and wildlife helped to thrive 

Roísín, National Trust Ranger in the Yorkshire Dales, recently helped to re-introduce endangered water voles to Malham Tarn. With your support, we can do whatever is needed to protect natural habitats and help wildlife to flourish.


Searching for the elusive adders of the Surrey Hills

Join our ranger, Amanda as she checks our Surrey Hills nature reserve for signs of the elusive adder.

The Quarry Oak, a 1,000-year-old sessile oak tree, at Croft Castle, Herefordshire

Enter a world of ancient trees 

We care for many of the nation's most important trees, including historically significant trees and trees that are thousands of years old.

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.

We are working at Stackpole to ensure the otter population thrives

Protecting otters and bats at Stackpole 

Stackpole in Pembrokeshire is home to otters and Greater Horseshoe bats. Once rare, they now thrive in this protected environment.

The rare Barbastelle bat

Bats at our places 

Every species of bat in the UK can be found at places under our care. Some of the rarest and most important bat roosts in the country can be found in our buildings and trees.

Greylag geese on Orford Ness

Our plan to restore nature at our places 

Find out more about our ambitious plans to restore nature at our places, creating 25,000 hectares of new wildlife habitats by 2025.

Find nature on your doorstep

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