Get in touch with nature by getting involved in National Nature Reserves (NNRs) Week.

The week has been designed to provide opportunities for people to get outdoors and involve themselves with nature, through events ranging from wildlife walks and birdwatching to experiencing a day at the movies in the heart of the English countryside.

From Monday, May 20 to Friday, May 31, the 12-day event is a celebration of the beauty and variety of English landscapes and the wildlife it hosts.



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Organisers are encouraging people to find inspiration and connect with nature through a variety of events.

To commemorate the important contribution of NNRs to our natural heritage, Natural England is collaborating with community conservation organisations to arrange a host of events that appeal to nature enthusiasts across all age groups.

Among the many activities, visitors can enjoy guided walks through meadows filled with wildflowers, or birdwatching along coastal cliffs.

NNRs were initially established to serve as protection for the nation's most important habitats, species and geological wonders, while also acting as outdoor laboratories for research.

They continue to play a crucial part in the recovery of nature across England, providing not just a sanctuary for a variety of flora and fauna, but also essential ecosystem services.

During the week, wildlife enthusiasts may also have the chance to spot some of the UK's most endangered birds, such as the Dartford Warbler, the Woodlark, and the Nightjar, a nocturnal bird shrouded in folklore.

More information on the National Nature Reserves Week and the full list of events can be found on its official website