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Snowdrops at Belton House in Lincolnshire

Early spring signs across the UK

by Chris Hickman, Senior PR Officer on 26 January 2015

Although you might be hard pressed to believe it, spring is well and truly on its way if Mother Nature is an accurate barometer.

The Veteran oaks, Nottingham

Veteran trees at the University of Nottingham saved

by Alison Kirkman, Senior PR Officer on 22 January 2015

Nottingham City Council’s planning committee has saved three veteran oak trees threatened by the University of Nottingham's plans for a new sports centre.

Box of Yorkshire Tea

Tea's up - our new partner pledges half a million trees

by Andy Bond, PR & Content Manager - Partnerships on 22 January 2015

Yorkshire Tea’s brilliant support over five years will help us to plant 500,000 trees across the UK.

Oakbug milkcap

Will the veterans have their day?

by Oliver Newham, Senior Campaigner - Ancient Woodland on 21 January 2015

A big decision faces Nottingham City Council’s planning committee this afternoon. Do they approve the University of Nottingham’s plan for a new £2-3 million sports centre as it is?

A road leads through ancient woodland

What is Highways England?

by Oliver Newham, Senior Campaigner - Ancient Woodland on 16 January 2015

In short, a company being set up by the Government – courtesy of the Infrastructure Bill. Find out more about this new group will help delivery the new road building programme.

Barbastelle bat

Bat footage from the bomb shelter

by Hollie Anderson, PR Officer & Celebrity Liaison on 15 January 2015

Bats have been caught on camera while moving into renovated Stanton shelters at Tattershall Carrs wood, Lincolnshire.

Photograph of big bellied oak in England

V.I.Trees – how are we getting on?

by Jill Butler, Conservation Advisor on 15 January 2015

Since we started our V.I. Trees campaign in October thousands of you have supported us. Find out the latest.

Lesser celandine

Lesser celandine: A spring thermometer?

by Kate Lewthwaite, Citizen Science Manager on 13 January 2015

Lesser celandine is one of our best-loved early spring flowers. Start looking out for it now.

Geophilus carpophagus centipede

Life in the litter

by Kay Haw, Conservation Advisor on 12 January 2015

Fallen, rotting leaves are far from an unsightly mess. They’re thriving with life and home to myriad creatures.

Photograph of sunset over a tree and woodland.

Our top woods for magical winter walks

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 23 December 2014

Experience woodland at its most wild and wintry, from a solitary stroll on a cold, crisp morning to a fun family adventure.