The best way to see wildlife is to get out there and visit places.The more often that you go to a nature reserve or other wildlife site the more you will see and the more you will understand about how it works. Use the Places to Visit page of this website for ideas of where to go.
Get more involved and become a volunteer; Click the buttons below to go to the pages about Essex Wildlife Trust and the National Trust and take a look at the work party dates and locations where you can help to look after our local nature reserves.
The Bishops Stortford Natural History Society run a programme of talks about local wildlife which are held at Hatfield Forest. Click the button to go to the page for full details, or go to their own website.
In the summer season you can join in with the visits organised by the local Wildflower Group to brush up on your identification skills.
If you have a garden you can make space for nature and encourage wildlife to come to you. See the Garden page for links to organisations offering tips and ideas for things to do.
Walks and Rides
And don’t forget to look at the Walks and Rides section of the website for lots of ideas for routes that you can take to get you out into the countryside.