Naturehood

If all UK gardens were turned into nature-friendly spaces, it would create a wildlife haven of over 430,000 hectares in size

Take positive action for wildlife


By being part of a Naturehood and joining in activities, from garden wildlife surveys to guided nature walks, you can help us learn more about the wildlife in your neighbourhood and how best to support it. Find out more about the Naturehood five species that you can help support.

The Early Bumblebee

The early bumblebee has just woken up from hibernation to start its work pollinating our flowers.

Naturehood Events

Join us at our Naturehood community events around the country offering free nature themed activities for everyone.

Naturehood News

Naturehood Florence Park Launch

Naturehood has been busy in Florence Park this year. The Local Environmental Action Group Florence Park (LEAF) group invited Chloë our Community Engagement Officer to give a talk at the LEAF Hedgehog Bake-Off event at the Florence Park Community Centre.

Naturehood Marston Launch

Our first Naturehood event in Marston was held on 5th May at Milham Ford Nature Park, in partnership with the Oxford Conservation Volunteers who were undertaking important pond management work.

Naturehood Swindon Launch

In April Earthwatch and our partners, Wiltshire Wildlife Trust hosted launch events in our two Swindon Naturehoods - Penhill and Tadpole Garden Village.
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Get Involved

Unless otherwise credited, all illustrations © Chris Shields, and all wildlife photographs © Steven Falk
Connect with Naturehood:
By selecting one or more of our five priority species, you can help us find out more about their life cycle and how their habitat affects them, and access specific activities to help you support that species.
This feed shows you the activities you can complete next. We’ll remind you when there’s an activity coming up for you to complete.
We need to know as much as possible about your Naturespace – it could be your garden, a window box, an area of your school grounds or even a public space like a park. To fully take part in Naturehood you’ll need to work through the four stages in this section.
If you’ve taken any of the Naturehood actions since setting up your Naturespace, record them here. Please click on the ‘Tell us’ button next to the relevant action icon.
If you belong to one of our designated Naturehoods, a map of the area will appear here and you will view data specific to your Naturehood. Otherwise you will be assigned to the “Global” Naturehood and will view data from across the UK.
If you manage to get a great photo of one of our five priority species within your Naturespace, you can tell us about it and upload images here.
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By selecting one or more of our five priority species, you can help us find out more about their life cycle and how their habitat affects them, and access specific activities to help you support that species.
The species quizzes are a fun way for you to get started with Naturehood and test your knowledge on any of our Naturehood 5 species. Click on any of the species icons to get started.