Explore Habitats

 

Discover more about the UK's natural habitats from the mountains to the coast.

Habitats

Caves

Caves

Caves are naturally occurring hollows in the ground and are usually large enough for a person to enter. They are made by... read more

 
Bogs

Bogs

Bogs are extremely wet places, and can also be known as mires, marshes or swamps. The soil in these areas is very dark... read more

 
Woodland

Woodland

Woodlands are truly amazing – where else can you walk through a landscape of plants that weigh tons and are bigger... read more

 
Towns and gardens

Towns and gardens

Built up areas and gardens might at first sight seem unlikely places for finding wildlife. Surprisingly they can provide... read more

 
Heathland

Heathland

Heathland is one of our most threatened wildlife habitats: an open landscape of gorse, bracken, heathers and grasses,... read more

 
Mountains and moorland

Mountains and moorland

Mountains and moorland are the largest area of wild, natural habitat in Britain and some of our most... read more

 
Freshwater and wet places

Freshwater and wet places

Water and wildlife go together and many of our richest areas for wildlife are freshwater wetlands. Just think of the... read more

 
Farmland

Farmland

Much of our countryside is farmed, whether as arable farmland with crops such as wheat, barley, rape and potatoes, or as... read more

 
Marine

Marine

Out of sight and out of mind - our marine wildlife has been neglected for many years. The UK's seas are home... read more

 
Grassland

Grassland

Imagine walking through a meadow full of cowslips and orchids with clouds of butterflies fluttering out of the grass... read more

 
Beaches and coasts

Beaches and coasts

In the UK no one lives more than 80 miles (130 km) from the seashore. Wildlife habitats around our coast include:... read more