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Our region’s nature reserves are great places to start exploring local wildlife, and the North East boasts a wide range of impressive habitats and fascinating species. From woodland and meadows to secluded ponds, we safeguard a variety of natural and beautiful wild places.
You can find out all about UK wildlife in this section, browsing the left-hand column to explore habitats and species both regional and national. Our species a-z feature birds, flowers, fungi, trees, mammals, mosses, lichens, sea life, reptiles and much more.
Keep up-to-date on what to spot on our reserves, and seasonal changes throughout the region in our nature diary. Why not also have a look through our wildlife gardening and bird feeding section, to learn more about how to transform your garden into a fantastic habitat for wildlife.