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Woodland wellness: the benefits of exercising in nature

by Hannah Vickers, Content Editor on 14 January 2019

Find out why exercising in woodland can benefit your workout, boost your mood and improve your wellbeing.

Campaigns update: Gatwick, glamping and the M4

by Naomi Tilley, Assistant Campaigner – Policy and Advocacy on 08 January 2019

The new year is already shaping up to be a busy one. We still have lots of work ahead of us and we need your help!

9 best woodland walks for Boxing Day

by Charlie Mellor, Content Manager on 24 December 2018

After a hectic Christmas, Boxing Day is a great time to escape outdoors – and where better than the UK’s glorious woods? Here are our top 10 woods for a Boxing Day walk.

What are the most common trees in the UK?

by Laura Cottam, Volunteer Content Writer on 21 December 2018

Ever wondered which trees species are most common in the UK? Now you can find out.

Top 15 garden birds to look out for this winter

by Doug Shapley, Conservation Advisor on 18 December 2018

Winter can bring a variety of different birds to the garden in search of food and water. Which of these 15 hungry visitors have you tempted to yours?

Which trees have catkins? And how to tell them apart

by Martha Boalch, Citizen Science Officer on 17 December 2018

Catkins are long slim clusters of tiny flowers. We take a look at which trees have them, why they grow and when you can see them.

Alternative charity gifts for Christmas

by Charlie Mellor, Content Manager on 12 December 2018

Our shop offers a huge variety of gifts with something for everyone for Christmas. Here are our top ideas for alternative charity gifts for the festive season.

Where does mistletoe grow?

by Amy Lewis, Content Manager on 12 December 2018

Mistletoe is a familiar Christmas staple, associated with folklore and midwinter tradition. But where does it grow and how can you find it in the wild?

Nature at Christmas: 5 natural festive traditions explained

by Hannah Vickers, Content Editor on 06 December 2018

Find out all about the meaning behind five festive facts and traditions.

8 best wildlife walks in Scotland

by Charlotte Varela, Volunteer Content Writer on 04 December 2018

From red squirrel woodland to big skies dominated by golden eagles, Scotland's Caledonian adventures offer truly iconic wildlife and spectacular scenery. Here are eight of the best wildlife walks in the country.