Wildlife and bird watching in Herefordshire
The River Wye provides many beautiful vistas, and the hills and heathland provide a wide variety of habitats.
These maps are intended as a guideline only; you must check the exact location of the reserve yourself. Wildlife Extra assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or usefulness of the information on this website.
- Bircher Common and Croft Castle
- Bodenham Lake Nature Reserve, Herefordshire.
- Broadmoor Common Local Nature Reserve
- Brockhampton Estate
- Bromyard Downs
- Caederi Butterfly Reserve
- Coppett Hill & Coppett Hill Nature Reserve
- Credenhill Park Wood, Woodland Trust.
- Eastnor Castle Park
- Haugh Woods
- Hergest Ridge
- Lugg Meadows Nature Reserve
- Merbach Hill Common
- Sned Wood
- Stretton Sugwas Pits
- Titley Pools Nature Reserve
- Wyevale Wood & Drovers Wood
Recent Herefordshire news
- Forest of Dean wild boar to be culled
- Former owner of National Birds of Prey Centre charged with selling birds illegally
- Plantlife launches a campaign to save Britain's last remaining meadows
- Cuckoos return to UK
- 2 leucistic blackbirds in Herefordshire
- Butterflies in December
- Very unusual bird spotted on Welsh border
- Hereford bird hide destroyed by vandals
- Greylag goose at Stretton Sugwas Lakes
- First butterflies of 2012
- Oil beetle populations in decline – Help with the UK survey
- Hummingbird Hawkmoth
- 'Extra' Peregrine appears at Symonds Yat
- Chris Packham joins the cast at WildlifeXpo
- New UK nature film award launched by Borderlines film festival.
More Herefordshire news
- Herefordshire woodlands being opened up for reptiles
- New African water beetle discovered by Herefordshire naturalist
- Why is Herefordshire ignored by national conservation bodies? RSPB, we need you.
- Major new wildlife exhibition launched in London
- Herefordshire and Wye Valley garden birds: spectacular winter results
- Survey of 20 years of Cetacean strandings around Britain
- New competition launched for films about Britain’s natural world
- Otter recovery has reached every UK county – Except Kent
- Once thought extinct hoverfly discovered in Forest of Dean
- Red kites spreading into England from Wales
- Wood white butterfly gets extra protection in Herefordshire
- Oystercatchers in Herefordshire
- Traditional orchards – National Trust launches conservation project
- £88,000 project to boost Wood White butterfly in Herefordshire
- Forestry Commission Builds New Homes for Great Crested Newts in Herefordshire
Why is Herefordshire ignored by national conservation bodies? RSPB, we need you.
There are no RSPB reserves, no WWT reserves, and no National Parks. To my surprise, I have discovered that there are 3 National Nature Reserves in Herefordshire, covering just 200 hectares between them, but 2 of them are permanently closed to the public.
Garden wildlife photos
Having taken 2-3 photos, I walked back towards the office, but just before I reached the door, I notice something buzzing around in front of the flowers. The buzz was actually the hum of the very distinctive Hummingbird Hawkmoth, the first we have seen here.
A top 10 minutes.