Bees buzzing around sweet smelling purple spikes of heather, a green woodpecker 'yaffling' from the woodland edge, an adder shyly slithering into the undergrowth below prickly coconut-…
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This may be one of our smallest reserves but with over 140 species of plants to be found it's also one of our most botanically diverse
An old plantation and some tall heathland
A long and narrow reserve with semi natural woodland and improved pasture
A fine piece of chalk grassland in a wooded valley within the unspoilt Ashridge Woodlands.
For stunning views across the Leicestershire countryside, yet nestled in the suburbs, look no further than Altar Stones nature reserve. Perched atop a rocky hilltop, it is said that during World…
Wetland and meadows within the floodplain of the River Anker with a wide range of butterflies and dragonflies
A series of shallow pools that are good for wildlife
Grazing marsh and ditches in a former floodplain important for birds and plants
Once a designated gravel pit, today a haven bustling with wildlife all year round.
A steep sided valley covered with limestone grassland, scrub and woodland. It is one of the finest sites for limestone flowers in the country.
A special reserve home to a rich variety of wildlife
Known as Anderby Marsh, it will be transformed over time into a wildlife haven of traditional coastal grazing marsh and reedbed.
A beautiful patchwork of woodland and meadows in the heart of the wonderful South Hams countryside.
The Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre is the gateway to the Egleton Nature Reserve, which makes up the larger part of Rutland Water Nature Reserve. A network of lagoons and wetlands, joined by…
Restored quarries can make fantastic spaces for wildlife and this species rich grassland site covering just over 2.25 hectares was designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in 1981…
This beautiful coastal reserve, also known as Annstead Links, is an excellent example of a mature sand dune system, which thanks to conservation efforts, now harbours a wealth of flora and fauna…
Ardley Wood Quarry is a natural treasure trove in spring and summer with geological features and medieval earthworks. Warm and sheltered, the site is especially good for butterflies, and has…
Arger Fen and Spouse's Vale is a fascinating mosaic of ancient woodland alongside fen meadow and regenerating woodland.
An undisturbed wild place, Argill Woods Nature Reserve is a tranquil steep sided wooded valley with waterfalls and pools where dippers and pied flycatchers can be seen.