Facts about habitats
Habitats are made up of plants, animals, fungi, rocks, mud and water. They create amazingly different homes for nature and affect what kind of creatures can live there. Why not try and figure out what kinds of habitats are near you?
In this section
Cliffs and beaches
The sights, sounds and smells of a seabird colony in spring and summer are enough to overload your senses.
Three-quarters of the land in the UK is farmed, so farmland is very important for our wildlife.
Estuaries and mudflats
Estuaries are always changing. Not just the tides, but the birds and other wildlife, too.
Heathland is home to some of our rarest and most exciting wildlife.
Meadows and grasslands
Grassland is home to very special plant species and some inspiring birds.
Uplands: Mountains and moors
You can find rugged uplands on our mountains and our bigger hills.
Urban and suburban
It's not just humans that live in towns and cities - in the middle of 'concrete jungles', wildlife lives alongside us.
What could be more calming than a walk beside a river, lake or meadow? Wetlands are some of our most peaceful places.
Our woodlands can be eerily quiet in winter, or full of life and noise during the breeding season.