The UK's woodland has some of our richest habitats providing homes for thousands of species including our most loved animals and plants.
Discover more about the mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians that you might find in UK woodland below.
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Woods provide shelter, food and nesting sites for some of the UK’s most beautiful and interesting birds. And even if you can’t always see them on a wo...Read more
In the UK there are two distinct types of amphibians, the frogs and toads (without tails) and the newts (with tails). Only the common frog and smooth ...Read more
Reptiles need more than one habitat to complete their life cycles and woodland can provide the ideal location.Read more
Butterflies, like moths, are in the insect order Lepidoptera. It's derived from the ancient Greek meaning 'scale' and 'wing' referring to the tiny sca...Read more
Dragonflies and damselflies
Dragonflies and damselflies belong to the Odonata order of insects. They are attractive winged organisms that can be seen in summer.Read more
Beetles are the largest order (Coleoptera) of insects with some 350,000 to 400,000 species. They are found in many habitats throughout the world, exce...Read more
Moths, along with butterflies, are are in the insect order Lepidoptera, which means 'scale' and 'wing' referring to the tiny scales that cover their ...Read more
Spiders are air-breathing arthropods with eight legs. They are the largest order (Araneae) of arachnids, with over 40,000 living species recorded.Read more