Wildlife

Our places provide homes for lots of different types of wildlife. We're working to ensure that these special places and their residents stay protected

Woodpecker chick looking from a hole in a tree
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.

A beaver swimming in the river at Holnicote

Beavering away: nature's heroes 

We've released a pair of beavers at the Holnicote Estate in Somerset to improve flood management and support wildlife. The beavers will help make areas of the river more resilient to climate change and the extremes of weather it will bring.

Find a place in nature

Aylsham, Norfolk

One day is never enough. Discover a complete Norfolk estate with something for everyone.

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Plympton, Devon

A wooded valley opening up to the moors of Dartmoor with a rich and varied industrious past

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Ely, Cambridgeshire

The National Trust's oldest nature reserve, and England's most famous fen

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For wildlife lovers
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Wildlife on the Ashridge Estate

Ashridge Estate, Hertfordshire

What can you spot?

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The way we count seal pups is changing at England's largest grey seal colony

Blakeney National Nature Reserve, Norfolk

The grey seal colony at Blakeney National Nature Reserve is expanding at such a rate, rangers are having to change the way we count the new-born pups.

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Grey seals on Blakeney Point

Blakeney National Nature Reserve, Norfolk

Learn more about grey seals and why they call Blakeney Point home.

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England’s largest grey seal colony goes from strength to strength

Blakeney National Nature Reserve, Norfolk

Blakeney Point, home to England's largest grey seal colony, is celebrating another successful, record-breaking seal pupping season.

Published : 23 Jan 2020

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A home for nature and wildlife

Find out the best places in Llŷn to spot your favourite coastal creatures; from seal spotting delights, the famous red-legged choughs, dolphin encounters and Porthdinllaen’s seagrass bed.

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Top tips for spotting wildlife at Charlecote Park

Charlecote Park, Warwickshire

Check out our ideas for making the most of being able to spot wildlife at Charlecote Park throughout the year.

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Seal-watching walks

Atlantic grey seals begin breeding in September, with the pupping season continuing right through until November. We look after several places which are great for spotting these white-furred pups in autumn.

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Seal watching at Blakeney Point in winter

Blakeney National Nature Reserve, Norfolk

Blakeney Point is home to England's largest grey seal colony with over 3,000 pups born each winter. Here is some handy advice if you would like to visit the seals this winter.

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Seeing the seals at Blakeney Point

Blakeney National Nature Reserve, Norfolk

Seal watching is a favourite pastime in Norfolk and you can visit the seals on Blakeney Point by hopping on a seal boat trip from Morston Quay.

Safeguarding nature

Find out how we're helping to look after natural habitats and native species