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

Konik ponies at Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, Cambridgeshire
A beaver swimming in the river at Holnicote

Beavers at Holnicote Estate build dam  

The beavers at the Holnicote Estate in Somerset have created a dam nine months after moving into their new home. This modest but effective construction, made from trees and vegetation, is thought to be the first beaver dam on Exmoor in more than 400 years. Find out how these shy creatures help us tackle the effects of climate change and create wildlife havens.

mountain hare sitting on snow, Dark Peak, Derbyshire

Winter wildlife to spot 

Wrap up warm and head outside in search of winter wildlife. From starling murmurations to red squirrels, there's a surprising amount to see. We've got some top tips to get you started.

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.

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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Safeguarding nature

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