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

A hare at Orford Ness National Nature Reserve, Suffolk
 Several long-tailed blue butterflies from the Mediterranean were spotted across the UK in August

2019 wildlife and weather review 

With unpredictable weather across the seasons, the weather has once again made winners and losers out of the UK's wildlife and bought new visitors from abroad. We continue to work throughout the year to protect and restore habitats for all our wildlife.

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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

Wildlife on the Ashridge Estate

Ashridge Estate, Hertfordshire

What can you spot?


Grey seals on Blakeney Point

Blakeney National Nature Reserve, Norfolk

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


Discover wildlife on the Holnicote Estate

Webber's Post, Somerset

See some of Exmoor's most well-known and iconic wildlife on the National Trust's Holnicote Estate.

Activity feature

Autumn family fun at Knole

Knole, Kent

Get outdoors and embrace the change in season this autumn half-term, with our wildlife walks and nature-themed arts and crafts for all the family.


Wildlife in Leigh Woods

Leigh Woods, Bristol

Leigh Woods is a great place to discover wildlife.

Safeguarding nature

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