People who put on the latest walking gear
and head out into the British countryside will be well placed to witness what one newspaper is describing as a revival of the nation's wildlife.
The Independent explains the return of traditional seasons is behind the resurgence in many of the country's most popular species.
It notes 2010 has been a year featuring a cold winter, reasonably hot summer and a late spring – all of which are typical of the UK in years gone by.
Matthew Oates, nature conservation advisor at the National Trust, tells the newspaper: "For the first time in a generation we have experienced a traditional year of weather and our wildlife has mostly responded favourably."
A cold winter is key for many creatures, as it allows them to hibernate effectively and prepare well for the year ahead.
Britain has more than a dozen national parks, with the largest being Cairngorms in Scotland and the most popular remaining the Peak District, which welcomes in excess of ten million people a year.