Wimpole, an 18th-century farm in our care, is at the forefront of testing the latest robotic technology that could transform the way we farm in future. Discover how we're working with the Small Robot Company to tackle weeds, monitor crops and protect wildlife.
Our Christmas traditions bring us together with loved ones, delivering festive joy and cherished memories. We鈥檇 love to know which Christmas traditions you keep year after year. Share your festive celebrations and discover some of the quirky traditions of the past.
We鈥檝e installed a new hydro-electric turbine at T欧 Mawr Wybrnant, Conwy, to help protect its unique collection of over 200 Bibles threatened by damp. The books include a rare original copy of the first Welsh Bible, printed in 1588.
We鈥檙e going to introduce Eurasion beavers at two of the places we care for in the south of England. These once heavily-hunted animals have been extinct in the UK since the 16th-century. But thanks to the project, supported by Natural England, these fascinating creatures will be released at Holnicote in Somerset and Valewood on the edge of the South Downs.
The first Atlantic grey seal pups of the season have been spotted on the Farne Islands, just off the Northumberland coast. This means our rangers can start this year's seal count to see if numbers are still on the increase, as has been the trend over the last five years. Globally, the Atlantic grey seal is very rare, so it's very important that we know how the population on the Farnes is faring.
Thousands of elastic bands have been collected from Mullion Island off the Cornish coast. Our rangers were confused at first but they now believe that the bands were picked up by great black-backed and herring gulls who mistook them for worms.
With your help we鈥檝e been able to start repairing Marsden Moor, which was devastated by fires earlier this year. So far, we鈥檝e raised over 拢100,000 to help reverse the damage to this precious peatland landscape. But there鈥檚 still more that needs to be done.
Staff and volunteers have been digitising the historic Visitors Book at Chartwell in Kent to reveal the famous names who came to call - including Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier and President Truman - but 15 names can't be deciphered.
We know the positive effects that special places have on people, so we work hard to keep them special. We look after our shared natural and built heritage across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, so it lasts for everyone, for ever.
We are passionate about our cause. Discover more about our plans to protect our heritage and natural environment. Read our position statements on nature and wildlife, land and landscape, as well as heritage.
As one of the nation's biggest landowners, we look after a lot of nature and wildlife on the places in our care. From red squirrels and seal pups to wildflower meadows and great cedars - find out how we're caring for these beautiful living things, with your support.