July is the time when Shropshire’s Stiperstones hills turn purple, transformed by the flowering of the heather which dominates this upland heathland. Confined mainly to the western coast of Europe, upland heathlands are a very important habitat in the UK. …
Parks, trails and nature reserves
Outgoing Natural England chair Andrew Sells writes about his highlights over five years at Natural England.
We look at Natural England work with the RSPB, Butterfly Conservation and landowners to return the marsh fritillary butterfly to Oxfordshire.
To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, Natural England's Thames area team recently donated a sarsen stone to Ibstone Parish Council in honour of those who lost their lives in service of their country.
A new ground-breaking National Land Access Centre opened last month at Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve, will help open up access to the countryside for wheelchair users and those with mobility issues.
A new outreach centre has officially been unveiled at Humberhead Peatlands National Nature Reserve in Yorkshire.
Our Chief Scientist Dr Tim Hill shares the seventh year of results from our Monitor of Engagement with the Natural Environment (MENE) survey. This survey is widely regarded as the best, most informative of its kind and over the years has …
It’s National Apprenticeship Week 2017 and Claire Hayden - one of our apprentices on the Humberhead Peatlands National Nature Reserve - tells us what it’s like being an apprentice for Natural England. Working in conservation is what I’ve always wanted …
When you think of an apprentice you’ll probably think of someone in their late teens, so it may surprise you to know that I started my apprenticeship with Natural England in my mid-thirties. To say it has been life changing is no understatement and making the decision to change my career later in life was surprisingly easy.
Welcome to Natural England’s new blog. This is a place where we’ll share updates on our work and stories from our staff - whether that's work on creating a continuous path around our coast and managing 140 National Nature Reserves, or conducting research on the recovery of the dormouse and monitoring populations of hen harriers.