For a few short weeks they're some of our most beautiful wild flowers. We recommend some great sites to see them in the spring.
Fly orchid (c) Philip Precey
Kingcombe Meadows, a Dorset Wildlife Trust reserve, is just one of the sites we recommend to experience the spectacle of a wildflower meadow.
(c) Colin Varndell /Mike Read
Find some great places to go to watch these aerial predators whizzing across wetlands and filling the air with colour.
Common darter (c) Rachel Scopes
Wildlife Trust nature reserves are great places to see raptors and owls hunting for prey.
Little owl (c) Jon Hawkins
Find a great Wildlife Trust reserve near you to watch woodland butterflies perform in the spring and summer.
White admiral (c) Amy Lewis
Great Wildlife Trust reserves to see and hear flocks of birds
Knot (c) Jamie Hall
Our top tips for places where, with a bit of luck, you might have a good chance of spotting an otter
Otter (c) Elliott Smith
40 Wildlife Trust sites to see the really old, the quirky and the unusual of the tree world
Folly Farm oak (c) Avon WT
Whether you're into insects, wildflowers or seasonal spectacles of colour and action, there's a special place out there for you. We recommend some of the best reserves The Wildlife Trusts have to offer, whatever wildlife takes your fancy.
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