Expert advice on ecology at the UK home of rewilding.

How to Rewild is a free hub for rewilding, regenerative agriculture & ecology information. Our advice is based on scientific evidence & industry expertise.

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Expert advice on ecology at the UK home of rewilding

How to Rewild is a free hub for rewilding, regenerative agriculture & ecology information. Our advice is based on scientific evidence & industry expertise.

Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane?

Walking out to my field last week, I spotted a glowing white bird perched on a fencepost. The first Wheatear...

Welcome Wild Campers

When the ground is still wet, and easy to dig, but...

Remove Mole Drains

Mole drains have been installed on fields across the UK and...

Build a Floating Bog

We’ve been experimenting with a new technique for bog creation at...

Make Hibernacula

Many species, from hedgehogs to newts, hibernate through the winter months....

Discover helpful guides for gardeners and landowners.

Find things to do on your patch – get outside, get active.

Make and manage lists of birds, trees, butterflies & jobs.

Read fascinating articles about nature recovery.

Understand how to manage every major British habitat.

Rewilding your garden

We’ve got everything you need to know for rewilding a garden in the UK – guides, lists and resources.

Rewilding Guides

Our guides are written for everyone from beginner to expert. You’ll benefit the most from…

Rewilding Actions

What can you do right now which will bring more wildlife into your beautiful garden?

We’ve created these ‘actions’ to let you know – month by month – what to do, to bring back nature!

Native Plants

Native plants are the basis of a healthy, biodiverse garden. 

So we created a search engine and marketplace just for native plants. You can find the perfect plant right now at buynative.co.uk!

Rewilding your land

Let’s get you started on rewilding a field or smallholding, with guides, lists and resources.

Rewilding Guides

Our guides are written for everyone from beginner to expert. You’ll benefit the most from…

Rewilding Actions

What can you do right now to attract more wildlife onto your smallholding or field?

Our actions are a month by month guide to nature-positive interventions.

What Next?

What habitats are on your land now and how will this change over time?

We’ve created an easy way to understand habitats, building on the UKHab system.

Animal Guides

Find out more about the keystone species which make rewilding work. Or discover how to manage livestock on your land to benefit nature.

Handy Lists

Find detailed lists of trees that will thrive in a nature recovery project. Or discover lists of birds and butterflies, with their conservation status.

Rewilding Organisations

Find a detailed list of UK rewilding organisations, to get information, support and advice for your project.

Rewilding your farm

We’re not just focused on rewilding, but also offer regenerative agriculture and nature-friendly farming information.

Rewilding Guides

Our guides are written for everyone from beginner to expert. You’ll benefit the most from…

Practical Actions

These are interventions you can do right now which will begin the restoration of your land.

Our actions are categorised by month, so you always know what is relevant to the current season.

What Next?

How can you work out how the habitats on your land will change over time?

We’ve developed a complex system with a user-friendly design that helps you understand habitats.

Livestock Guides

Discover how to manage livestock in a way that restores nature.

We’ve done a deep dive into the scientific research so you don’t have to, and come up with clear recommendations.

Biodiversity Baseline

Keep track of the biodiversity on your farm and how it changes over time with our lists of trees, birds and butterflies.

Or simply use them to research you next tree planting project!

Habitat Guides

Dive into more detail with our comprehensive guides to every major British habitat type.

Discover how to protect and restore everything from dunes to salt marsh, gorse scrub to acid grassland.

Rewilding for rewilders... and ecologists, conservationists and more!

We have a huge database of detailed information and resources available for free, including career pages.

Animal Reintroductions

We’ve reviewed the literature on a range of animals commonly used in rewilding projects, to come up with evidence-based recommendations for their implementation.

7 Stages of Succession

Our extensively-researched interactive succession guide helps you understand how habitats shift over time in response to environmental pressures. 

We welcome your suggestions!

Rewilding Jobs

Discover the biggest UK rewilding organisations with links to their jobs pages. Your dream career awaits!

Lists

We’ve compiled an extensive UK tree database, with useful info like abundance, coppiceability etc.

And don’t forget to check out our lists of birds and butterflies, with conservation status info, too!

Habitat Guides

With 18 major British habitat types and descriptions/details of subtypes below this level, How to Rewild is the UK’s most comprehensive source of habitat management guidance.

Magazine

Discover what’s happening in the world outside your sector with our fascinating magazine. Read articles on everything from the rise of AI to water retention strategies in Africa.