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Can I plant flowers in my wood?

by Emilie Bonnevay, Public Enquiries Officer on 19 April 2018

A woodland coated in wildflowers is truly magical, but what are the do's and don'ts of planting flowers in a wood?

11 must-know facts about woods and forests in the UK

by Sally-Ann Smurthwaite, Assistant Campaigner - Policy & Advocacy on 19 April 2018

Woods and forests are mysterious, beautiful and fascinating places. Read on to learn 11 amazing must-know facts about our woods and forests in the UK.

Where do bats live and do they use echolocation?

by James Martin, Content Editor on 17 April 2018

Today is Bat Appreciation Day, so here is everything you need to know about these fascinating flying mammals.

Why are plants important? Reasons why we need them

by Eleanor Clark, Conservation Volunteer on 17 April 2018

Plants are an essential resource; we rely on them for food, water, medicine, the air we breathe, habitat and our climate.

Foraging in April: herbs and plants to find

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 12 April 2018

April is the time to look out for fresh new greens and herbs to give your food a seasonal springtime boost. Here are seven easy-to-identify edible herbs and plants to look out for.

Agroforestry delivers for nature and farming

by Helen Chesshire, Senior Advisor on 10 April 2018

Agroforestry is about making the most of the land area through three dimensional farming. The deliberate integration of trees within agricultural crops and livestock is a win-win for food production and the natural environment.

Squirrel nests: where and how do they build them?

by Charlie Mellor, Content Manager on 09 April 2018

Find out what squirrel nests looks like, where you can spot them and how you can help our native red squirrel.

Foraging in March: spring's edible plants

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 28 March 2018

Spring has arrived and the woods and hedgerows are about to burst with edible spring greens, shoots and flowers. Find out which ones you can eat and what to do with them.

Tree canopy cover results – how did your town do?

by Emma Briggs, Programme lead - urban on 26 March 2018

Have you ever wondered whether your town is leafier than your neighbours’? See the results of the tree canopy cover study and some top tips on how to help green your town.

What’s the difference between a wood and a forest?

by Eleanor Clark, Conservation Volunteer on 21 March 2018

As we celebrate International Day of Forests, learn the difference between woods and forests and why they're both so important.