Discover Wiltshire’s Hidden Treasures
Wiltshire and its neighbouring counties not only contain some of the UK’s most beautiful and historic countryside but have such a diverse range of wildlife habitats that it provides a home for a plethora of birds, bees, bugs and butterflies that rivals anywhere else in Britain. With everything from extensive chalk grasslands, ancient woodlands, copious wetlands, heath, forest and prolific coastal regions there are few native or visiting creatures that cannot find a suitable area for summertime breeding, winter refuge or all year round residence.
Why not join us and experience this wonderful array of wildlife for yourself. Whether you want to photograph your favourite species, learn more about them or just see them and enjoy their beauty, we can help you to achieve your goals with our wildlife walks and photography workshops.
With such diversity of habitat there is every chance of a new and interesting avian encounter wherever we decide to explore. But we don’t want to just show you these wonderful sights- we want to enhance your knowledge of these beautiful subjects with interesting facts about our flying friends and help you to be able to identify them by sight, sound, annual migration, location and behaviour so you can enjoy your bird-watching experiences for many years to come.
Bugs, bees, beetles and all manner of other insects and arachnids not only make up a vast supply in the food chain to attract and feed our other wildlife but make fascinating subjects to study and learn about. Learning to take a closer look at these incredible creatures will reveal a miniature world of wonder and fascination that will enhance any walk or photographic excursion.
Wiltshire can proudly boast to be home to 46 of the UK’s 58 resident butterfly species, including some of the most beautiful, impressive and nationally scarce species. With its diverse range of habitat it attracts species with preference for woodland and the many specialists of chalk grassland as well as the numerous butterflies that are less particular about the environment they inhabit. Add to this an incredible range of moths, which, although considered less glamorous than their relatives, are no less interesting.