The habitats of the British Isles range from low-lying fens in East Anglia to open heathlands in Dorset and elsewhere, and from colourful flower meadows to hundreds of miles of hedgerow.
Find out how each habitat flourishes in the Museum's own Wildlife Garden. The experts who look after them give you their tips on growing your own mini-habitats. Finally, explore the bigger picture and discover which habitats are threatened and what is being done to prevent them from disappearing.
Why are insects keen on coppiced woods? Which are the most common woodland flowers? And what threatens the UK’s wooded areas?
Find out about this man-made habitat created by our ancestors thousands of years ago and discover why it is now under threat.
Find out how hedgerows have changed over the years and the way to work out the age of a hedge by looking at the plants and animals living in it.
Learn about the different origins of man-made and natural ponds and discover what insect, plant and bird-life a garden pond can attract.
Explore the world of reeds and rushes along with a wide range of breeding birds and the occasional fox.
Meadows are well known for their brightly-coloured flowers but find out about all the insects they attract too.
Which is the best region in Britain for exploring fens? And how did they help supply both heat and shelter to local inhabitants?
Discover why chalk grasslands provide such a rich habitat for insects and flowering plants.