Bringing to life spectacles of natural wonder on our doorstep

Episode 1 lead image

Explore episode 4
Nature’s Top 40 counts down to the UK’s number one wildlife spectacle. Wildlife experts ranked suggestions from the public to compile the UK’s Top 40.

Bats c/o Natural England and Hammett

No. 28 - Roosting Bats

Seventeen species of bats can be found in Britain from two main families - find out about their roosting habits.


Large copper butterfly c/o Natural England

No. 27 - Butterflies

Butterflies boast some have the most vivid colours of any of the UK’s wildlife. In summer the spectacle of clouds of butterflies is a sight to behold.



No. 26 - Arctic Terns

The Arctic Tern is a maritime bird which visits the British Isles when it can often be seen dive bombing passers by!


Pine Marten c/o Natural England and Robert Glendell

No. 25 - Pine Martens

The Pine Marten is a slender, colourful and shy creature with a red-brown coat and long chocolate coloured bushy tail.


Skip to top

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.