New app to help users discover wildlife

Finding new places to experience encounters with wildlife is about to get easier with a new free app offering a guide to more than 2,000 nature reserves and thousands of events and activities up and down the UK.

Nature Finder, launched by The Wildlife Trusts for Android phones on Saturday, is a simple location-based app which enables the user to find Wildlife Trust nature reserves and events wherever they are.

There is also a directory of Wildlife Trusts around the UK, with links to online information.