Wildlife

Find out more about wildlife in Staffordshire and what you can do to help it.

Habitats and species

Want to know more about different wildlife habitats? Use our Habitat Explorer to gain an insight into the many different habitats in Staffordshire and around the UK.

Would you like more information on a particular species? Check out our Species Explorer and Species A - Z, which give details on UK plants, fungi and animals. If you need help identifying a particular species, click here.

Wildlife gardening

Gardens can play a crucial role in making our landscape more hospitable for wildlife. They comprise around 270,000 hectares of land in the UK - far more than nature reserves. If everyone made their gardens wildlife-friendly, this would form a colossal area for our precious wild species to thrive in.

We've come up with a list of 15 things you can do to make your garden wildlife friendly, and also have a series of downloadable factsheets

Send us a wildlife sighting

Staffordshire Ecological Record, which is based at the Trust, maintains a database of wildlife records for the county. These records provide an invaluable source of information for conservationists, amateur naturalists and planning authorities.

We welcome all records, regardless of whether the species seen is rare or very common. Find out more about sending in a sighting.

Wildlife advice

Want to know what to do if you find a baby bird out of its nest, or how to deal with excess frogspawn? We've compiled a list of the most Frequently Asked Questions we get asked about wildlife.

Wildlife special interest groups

Staffordshire has a network of wildlife special interest groups, that focus their work on a particular species or family. So if you have a burning question about bats, are mad about moths, or are interested in invertebrates, you could get in touch with a special interest group.