Introduction

Wild Time

Spring

Feel the beat of spring

Be dazzled by bluebells

Harken to a bittern's boom

Seek a swooping sand martin

Pen poetry among daffodils

Sway with dancing grebes

Get sent packing by a grouse

Take a ringside seat

Track down a tiger

Watch a rare sky dance

Chatter with a natterjack

Enjoy the great rush north

Look up in awe

Shine a light on newts

Eavesdrop on a nightingale

Go spotting early orchids

Follow a sat-tagged osprey

Gape at hunting hobbies

Nurse a passion for purple

Scour riverbanks for Ratty

Tip-toe among fritillaries

 

Summer

Hail the success of avocets

Go batty as night falls

Bewitched by a buttercup

Play the summertime blues

Thrill to damsels and dragonflies

Go after Dartford warbler

Make a splash with gannets

Stake out a badger sett

Hurrah for the king

Rejoice in Manxie's chorus

Delight in a glow worm

Fall for THE fastest bird

Be spellbound by orchids

Journey to a seabird city

Exalt at a skylark's song

Party with the puffins

Lounge with a lizard

Haunt a churring nightjar

Head seawards on safari

Discover the rare spoonbill

Join the toadlet exodus

Spot our largest butterfly

Wear a hat for terns

Hunt woodland beauties

 

Autumn

Admire our eager beavers

Marvel at migration

Forage for Autumn's bounty

Go nuts over squirrel nutkin

Ramble through purple

Gaze in awe at reds' rut

Wander in the wild wood

Cheer on the salmon run

Try a wild goose chase

Foray for fungi

 

Winter

Pay homage to the Russians

Go on a winter ghost hunt

Wonder at wintering waders

Fall in love with a seal pup

Hear Britain's tallest bird

Revel in roosting wagtails

Kiss beneath mistletoe

'Ooh' & 'aah' at murmurations

Lie in wait for an otter

Rock 'n' roll with geology

Wrap up for a raptor roost

Wonderful wildlife encounters - month by month!

Cranes © Jackie Dent

We've split our seasonal list of Top UK Wildlife Experiences into a month-by-month guide so that you can see which fabulous wildlife encounters can be had at other times too.

January

Go on a winter ghost hunt Hear Britain’s    tallest bird Hurrah for the king Lie in wait for an otter
'Ooh’ and ‘aah’ at murmurations Try a wild goose chase Wonder at wintering waders  

February

Pay homage to the Russians Look up in awe Feel the beat of spring Sway with dancing grebes
Take a ringside seat Hear Britain's tallest bird 'Ooh' and 'Aah' at murmurations Wonder at wintering waders
Lie in wait for an otter Go on a winter ghost hunt Try a wild goose chase Hurrah for the king

 

March

Harken to a bittern’s boom Try a wild goose chase Follow a sat-tagged osprey Get sent packing by grouse
Seek a swooping sand martin Pen poetry among daffodils Enjoy the great rush north Scour riverbanks for Ratty
Shine a light on newts Wonder at wintering waders Pay homage to the Russians Hurrah for the king
Feel the beat of spring Sway with dancing grebes Take a ringside seat Lie in wait for an otter

April

Seek a soaring sand martin Pen poetry among daffodils Enjoy the great rush north Get sent packing by grouse
Shine a light on newts Chatter with a natterjack Tip-toe among the fritillaries Scour riverbanks for Ratty
Nurse a passion for purple Go spotting early orchids Follow a sat-tagged osprey Stake out a badger sett
Be dazzled by bluebells Watch a rare sky dance Eavesdrop on a nightingale Track down a tiger
Harken to a bittern’s boom Get sent packing by grouse Wonder at wintering waders Hurrah for the king
Lie in wait for an otter Lounge with a lizard     

May

Get sent packing by grouse Gape at hunting hobbies Hurrah for the king Journey to a seabird city
Follow a sat-tagged osprey Enjoy the great rush north Lounge with a lizard Go spotting early orchids
Be dazzled by bluebells Watch a rare sky dance Lie in wait for an otter Eavesdrop on a nightingale
Harken to a bittern’s boom Track down a tiger Stake out a badger sett Scour riverbanks for Ratty
Spot our largest butterfly Hail the success of avocets    

June

Gape at hunting hobbies Fall for THE fastest bird Exalt at skylarks’ song Follow a sat-tagged osprey
Bewitched by a buttercup Hail the success of avocets Enjoy the great rush north Harken to a bittern’s boom
Get sent packing by grouse Scour riverbanks for Ratty Journey to a seabird city Stake out a badger sett
Go after Dartford Warbler Party with the puffins Spot our largest butterfly Wear a hat for terns
Be spellbound by orchids Delight in a glow worm Track down a tiger Rejoice in Manxie’s chorus
Head seawards on safari Haunt a churring nightjar Lie in wait for an otter Lounge with a lizard
Hurrah for the king      

July

Thrill to damsels and dragons Make a splash with gannets Track down a tiger Play the summer blues
Join the toadlet exodus Discover the rare spoonbill Head seawards on safari Rejoice in Manxie’s chorus
Journey to a seabird city Admire our eager beavers Marvel at migration Lie in wait for an otter
Lounge with a lizard Hurrah for the king Haunt a churring nightjar Delight in a glow worm
Wear a hat for terns Be spellbound by orchids Spot our largest butterfly Hail the success of avocets
Go after Dartford Warbler Party with the puffins Stake out a badger sett Scour riverbanks for Ratty
Follow a sat-tagged osprey      

August

Rejoice in Manxie’s chorus Make a splash with gannets Play the summer blues Discover rare spoonbill
Head seawards on safari Follow a sat-tagged osprey Admire our eager beavers Scour riverbanks for Ratty
Journey to a seabird city Forage for Autumn’s bounty Lie in wait for an otter Marvel at migration
Lounge with a lizard Hurrah for the king Track down a tiger Stake out a badger sett
Go batty as nightfalls      

September

Follow a sat-tagged osprey Ramble through purple Gaze in awe at reds’ rut Go nuts over squirrel nutkin
Lie in wait for an otter Forage for Autumn’s bounty Marvel at migration Admire our eager beavers
Lounge with a lizard Hurrah for the king Track down a tiger Scour riverbanks for Ratty
Stake out a badger sett      

October

Gaze in awe at reds’ rut Try a wild goose chase Wander the wild wood Forage for Autumn’s bounty
Marvel at migration Cheer on the salmon run Lie in wait for an otter Admire our eager beavers
Go nuts over squirrel nutkin Stake out a badger sett Hurrah for the king  

 

November

Go on a winter ghost hunt Fall in love with a pup Lie in wait for an otter Try a wild goose chase
Cheer on the salmon run Marvel at migration Hurrah for the king  

 

December

Try a wild goose chase Revel in roosting wagtails Fall in love with a pup Hurrah for the king
Go on a winter ghost hunt Lie in wait for an otter Kiss beneath the mistletoe  

Wildlife experiences text written by Philip Precey with contributions from all 47 of The Wildlife Trusts across the UK