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Grass snake or adder? How to tell the difference between UK reptiles

by Karen Hornigold, Assistant Conservation Adviser - Data & Information on 01 February 2018

Discover more about our common native reptiles and where you can find them with this snakes and lizards guide (Photo: WTML)

12 uncommon and rare woodland flowers

by Amy Lewis, Content Manager on 26 January 2018

Woodland is home to some of the UK's rarest flowering plants. Some are weird. Some are mysterious. And all have fascinating stories to tell. You'll be lucky to track down some of these beauties, but they're worth it if you do.

Early spring flowers: flowering plants and shrubs

by Eleanor Clark, Conservation Volunteer on 26 January 2018

With spring just around the corner, here are some of the early spring flowers to look for.

Farm diversification: ideas, grants and examples

by John Tucker, Director of Woodland Creation on 23 January 2018

In these days of pressurised farm incomes, trees and woods may offer a number of ways to help diversify farm income streams and bring cost savings too.

Ancient yew trees: the UK's oldest yews

by Kylie Harrison Mellor, Citizen Science Officer on 22 January 2018

Often associated with immortality, a yew tree can live for thousands of years. Here are some of the oldest yews in the UK.

Why tree removal for heathland restoration is important

by Emilie Bonnevay, Public Enquiries Officer on 19 January 2018

There are lots of reasons for tree felling, including restoration of heathland habitat. We take a look at what that means and why it’s important.

When does spring start?

by Charlotte Armitage, Citizen Science Officer on 16 January 2018

Spring is a wonderful time of year when flowers start to appear and all kinds of wildlife emerge from hibernation. But when does it officially start?

Photograph of rowan berries

Foraging in January: winter fruits and nuts

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 16 January 2018

You can still forage for tasty treats when it’s cold outside and the leaves have fallen. Here's our list of fruits and nuts to look out for in winter.

Plans unveiled for 50 million tree new Northern Forest

by Steve Marsh, PR Manager on 07 January 2018

Our ambitious new project will create a forest stretching from Liverpool to Hull, benefiting people and wildlife.

Environmentally-friendly gardening: 10 top tips

by James Martin, Content Editor on 05 January 2018

Need a new year's resolution? Why not make your garden more environmentally friendly? We've put together ten tips on how you can make your own space that little bit greener. (Photo: Jill Jennings/WTML)