Stay wild at home

Stay wild at home

Wildlife gardening by Tom Marshall

Connect with nature, wherever you are

Life has suddenly become very different in the UK, and adapting to these huge changes has been difficult for all of us. Connecting with nature is proven to improve our wellbeing, and maintaining that connection with the natural world is now more important than ever.

We're here to help you maintain that connection from your home, wherever you may be.

A leafcutter bee covered in pollen flying into a bamboo stick in a bee hotel

Leafcutter bee by Jon Hawkins - Surrey Hills Photography

Green living tips

From building a bug hotel and going peat-free in your garden to making sustainable swaps and simply putting water out for wildlife, there are so many ways you can do your bit for wildlife at home.

See our tips
A young boy watering plants on an allotment with his father

30 Days Wild

Join the UK's biggest nature challenge this June! All you need to do to take part is do one wild thing every day throughout the month, and we have lots of ideas to get you started. Sign up to take part and we'll send you a free 30 Days Wild pack full of inspiration for your random acts of wildness.

Take part in 30 Days Wild

Enjoy some light reading

Head to our blog for everything from wellbeing advice to wildlife ID tips and updates about our conservation work.

Read our latest blog posts

Working Outside

Welcome nature to your home school

With families across our region adapting to the tricky business of home schooling, we thought we'd give you a helping hand by pulling together some resources that will help your little ones connect with nature as they learn.

Home school with nature
A guide to how to watch moths using a light trap

Free Wildlife Watch downloads

The Wildlife Watch website is full of fantastic, family-friendly activities that will help you all explore the wonderful world of wildlife from the comfort of your own home or garden. From spotting sheets to craft how-tos, there are hundreds of downloads to keep you occupied.

Visit the Wildlife Watch website

Sitting comfortably? Check out our YouTube channel

From relaxing yoga routines and bug hotel how-tos, to guides to our nature reserves and updates on our projects, our YouTube channel is full of videos to keep you in touch with your local natural world, and up to date with our work.

Visit our YouTube channel

A hedgehog walking through fallen autumn leaves

Tom Marshall

Turn your garden into a wildlife haven

Every garden, balcony or yard, no matter how big or small, can support local wildlife, and together we can make a huge difference to the area we live in. Our My Wild Garden booklet is filled with tips and inspiration for how you can transform your outdoor space into a refuge for wildlife.

Get your booklet
A view from one of the Brockholes webcams across Meadow Lake to the Visitor Centre

Watch a wildlife webcam

Don't worry if you can't get outside - we'll bring the wildlife to you! Sit back and watch our immersive wildlife webcams, streaming live from Meadow Lake and Number One Pit Lake at Brockholes Nature Reserve.

Watch a webcam

Can you support us?

You can help us continue protecting wildlife at this difficult time