Wildlife

Giant LEGO animals arrive at Slimbridge
From 7 July, Slimbridge Wetland Centre will be home to some very special guests. Huge LEGO creatures, including a giant otter, will be arriving for the season and entertaining visitors. more >
20th June 2018
Where to hear nightingales sing this spring
Nightingales are nature’s most lauded songsters. Their wonderful warbling has inspired musicians and poets – including Messrs Shakespeare and Beethoven – for centuries. Visit Highnam Woods, Gloucestershire this month, and you too could enjoy these revered soloists. more >
8th May 2018
See adorable baby badgers in Somerset
Born in the winter, badger cubs come out to play in spring and Folly Farm has the perfect setup for letting the public share in this delight. more >
6th March 2018
The Golden Triangle: Gloucestershire’s wild daffodil haven
In the second part of our spring flowers series, we take you to the best place to see daffodils on the GWR network. more >
19th February 2018
Snowdrops and steam in Somerset
Our first of two posts on where to find stunning spring flowers. Explore the countryside on a steam train before discovering signs of the change in season – but be quick, these flowers don’t hang around for long, so catch them before it’s too late. more >
29th January 2018