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How big is a queen wasp? And where to see them

by Hannah Vickers, Content Editor on 06 February 2019

Have you ever seen a huge wasp when out working in the garden or visiting the woods? If so, it's likely you'll have spotted a queen wasp: the leader of the colony, a skilful builder and an egg-laying machine.

Stoat or weasel? How to tell the difference

by James Martin, Content Editor on 01 February 2019

Did you see a stoat on your last woodland walk? Or perhaps it was a weasel? Our guide will help you to tell these pint-sized predators apart. We also take a look at some of the other related species found here in the UK.

New learning tool for planners to help protect ancient trees and woods

by Victoria Bankes Price, Planning Advisor on 30 January 2019

We’re working with the Royal Town Planning Institute to help planners understand the value of ancient woods and trees and how they can help.

Reintroducing lost species

by Karen Hornigold, Assistant Conservation Adviser - Data & Information on 29 January 2019

In the latest issue of Wood Wise, find out how reintroducing lost species can help to restore ecological balance.

The best woodland walks in London

by James Martin, Content Editor on 28 January 2019

You don't have to leave London to enjoy the sights and sounds of a woodland walk. Here is our pick of the best places for a stroll in the city.

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Collecting and removing firewood: is it legal?

by Rachel Hoskins, Content Editor on 22 January 2019

Ever wondered whether you can collect firewood from one of our woods? Find out how to source sustainable wood and why we chop down trees in our woods.

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House mouse or field mouse? A quick guide to types of mice, voles and shrews in the UK

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 21 January 2019

Are you curious about what mouse you saw in your garden or out on a walk? Or did your cat bring one in and you wondered what it was? Here's a quick guide to the more common mice, voles and shrews of the UK.

What do owls eat? And other owl facts

by Doug Shapley, Conservation Advisor on 18 January 2019

Find out all about what our feathered friends the owls eat, along with other interesting owl facts.

When do birds nest? 7 of the earliest nesters

by Hannah Vickers, Content Editor on 17 January 2019

Some birds nest earlier than others. Find out all about the time of year birds nest and which are the earliest nesters.

How to make a bird feeder: easy homemade feeders

by Amy Lewis, Content Manager on 15 January 2019

Attract birds to your garden with these simple feeder ideas. Turn pine cones into seed balls, repurpose old juice cartons or make your own squirrel baffle. They're cheap, easy and great activities to do with kids.