Where to see summer wildlife

Where to see wildlife in the summer

Summertime specials

Summer is a time of colour. By day, colours zip and dart along the waterside as kingfishers and dragonflies go about their business of hunting. Butterflies flit between flowers, reptiles bask in the sun, and seabirds clamour on the cliffsides. The activity goes on under cover of darkness - bats sweep swiftly through the air, natterjacks chatter and nightjars churr, while glow-worms adorn the night with pinpricks of light.

Wildflower meadows

Experience

©Mark Hamblin/2020VISION

Badgers

Experience

Bertie Gregory/2020VISION

Dragonflies and damselflies

Experience

Ross Hoddinott/2020VISION

Puffins

Experience

©Rob Jordan/2020VISION

Orchids

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©Mark Hamblin/2020VISION

Reptiles

Experience

Adder - ©Chris Lawrence

Blue butterflies

Experience

©Chris Gomersall/2020VISION

Seaside wildlife

Experience

Peter Cairns/2020VISION

Dartford warbler

Experience
© Ben Hall/2020VISION

Spoonbills

Experience

©Amy Lewis

Nightjars

Experience

© David Tipling/2020VISION

©Dale Sutton/2020VISION

Kingfishers

Experience

© Malcolm Brown

Glow-worms

Experience

Glow-worm ©John Tyler

Avocets

Experience

©Bertie Gregory/2020VISION

Woodland butterflies

Experience

©Bob Coyle

Peregrine falcons

Experience

Mike Snelle

Skylarks

Experience

© Fergus Gill/2020VISION

Gannets

Experience

Peter Cairns/Northshots

Terns

Experience

©Richard Steel/2020VISION

Swallowtail butterflies

Experience

©Terry Whittaker/2020VISION

Badgeworth buttercups

Experience

© Brian Clarke

Seabird cities

Experience

© Lyndsey Maiden

Manx shearwaters

Experience

© Chris Gomersall/2020VISION

Toadlets

Experience

© Ross Hoddinott/2020VISION

Bird migration

Experience

©David Tipling/2020VISION

Year round wildlife

Experience

Meathop Moss nature reserve, Cumbria Wildlife Trust