Discover Winter

Discover winter

Third Prize in the 2018 Wildlife Trust BCN Photography Competition by Matthew Lodge

"Winter is a season of recovery and preparation." - Paul Theroux

The temperature has dropped and the daylight hours are shorter.

A lot of our wildlife is less visible but there are still some intrepid animals out there, which will be active all through the cold months, and will be searching for food to keep them going. Already, some early signs of Spring are visible as well, if you know where to look.

Whether you have access to a local reserve or are staying at home, you can still enjoy Nature throughout the winter months.

Beech woodland in winter mist with hoar frost

Beech woodland in winter mist (Fagus sylvatica) with hoar frost, West Woods, Compton Abbas, Dorset, England, UK - Guy Edwardes/2020VISION

The Positives of Winter

There is still a lot to enjoy outdoors during the colder months of the year.

Our Communities and Wildlife Officer Rebecca Neal highlights her favourite winter wildlife. 

Explore with Rebecca
Red fox, vixen in the snow

Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) Vixen in the Snow during winter, Cannock Chase, Staffordshire - Danny Green/2020VISION

Wildlife in Winter

Winter is one of the best times to see wildlife. Without the leaves on the trees it's much easier to spot different species.

Mud, frost and snow can reveal footprints better and cold weather will encourage birds to visit your garden for warmth and food, particularly if you've a good supply of bird food hanging around! 

Meet the wildlife

Top Winter Nature Reserves

Connect with nature

We have put together a range of resources and activities you can use to get back in touch with nature and wildlife.

Access the resources

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There's many different ways you can help us restore and protect local wildlife. We can't do this without you!

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Join us for a wild adventure!

We offer a range of face-to-face, self-guided and online activities (please remember follow government and Wildlife Trust guidelines). 

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Pond dipping - Paul Harris/2020VISION