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Foraging in October: which wild mushrooms can you eat?

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 29 October 2018

Explore the world of foraging with these top wild fungi picking and cooking tips. Here are five edible fungi that are easy to identify.

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Why do leaves change colour and fall off in autumn?

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 24 October 2018

Autumn is the most spectacular season thanks to our deciduous trees. But why is autumn colour better some years than others? Find out why.

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Can you eat crab apples? Three favourite crab apple recipes

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 24 October 2018

They may be small and sour, but you can make some amazing recipes with crab apples. They are usually cooked first and have a terrific tart and tangy flavour. Try these three recipes.

Fast growing trees for your garden

by Joe Bates, Content Editor on 04 October 2018

Trees bring so much to a garden. Choose the best fast growing tree for yours.

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Redwings and fieldfares: identification tips and why we record them

by Martha Boalch, Citizen Science Officer on 24 September 2018

Redwings and fieldfares start their journey south in September, so it’s time to keep your eyes peeled for the first arrivals. Check out our ID tips and tell us what you see and you could help scientists with their studies on how climate change is affecting nature.

What is conservation and sustainability?

by Donald Scott, Volunteer on 10 September 2018

Conservation and sustainability issues seem to be growing more and more important to us. But what do these terms actually mean?

When to pick sloes and how to make sloe gin

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 10 September 2018

Sloes are a traditional berry to be harvesting at this time of year. Here are our top picking tips and easy sloe gin recipe. It takes a couple of months to mature, so if you make it soon it'll be ready by mid winter.

When does autumn start? How seasons change

by Greg Tingey, Volunteer on 01 September 2018

The nights are drawing in, temperatures are slowly dropping and leaves are starting to change colour. But when does autumn officially start?

Wild Camping UK: Can you camp anywhere?

by Amy Lewis, Content Manager on 20 August 2018

Wild camping offers the perfect escape. Leave the crowds and the noise behind, reconnect with nature and discover your very own private spot. The choice of view is unlimited!

Hazel dormouse

What is habitat fragmentation and what does it mean for our wildlife?

by James Martin, Content Editor on 16 August 2018

Did you know that habitat fragmentation is one of the greatest threats to wildlife globally? Find out what it means and how it affects UK species like the dormouse.