Winter is here

Winter is special. It's a magical time to explore a different side to the woods. From cold, crisp, frosty mornings, to chilly, starlit evenings. Discover a whole winter wonderland with our icy ideas.

Why not go out on a family winter walk this season?
Explore and discover an icy wonderland of adventures; walk or run early in the morning for a chance to see the roe deer or visit with family after dusk to experience dark skies for superb winter star gazing.

Early signs of spring
It may be the middle of winter but signs of spring are here already. They're lurking among tree branches and beneath leaf litter. From bugs and buds, to snowdrops and frog spawn, let is know what you've seen, send in your photos to our Nature's Calendar and view your records instantly on the live maps. You'll be helping us to track the effects of climate change and weather on wildlife.

Test your tree ID skills
Trees can be tough to identify without their leaves, but we love a challenge! Browse through common species and use the twig and bark photos to work out which tree you’ve found. We have a free tree app to help you.