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Why do hares box? And other hare facts

by Russell Hedley, Marketing & Communications Officer on 04 March 2019

Find out why brown hares can be seen boxing in fields during the month of March, earning them their 'mad March' name, along with lots of other facts about hares.

Deforestation and climate change: what's the link?

by Nick Atkinson, Senior Advisor on 04 March 2019

Climate change is a global concern that challenges all of us. But what do deforestation and climate change mean? What's their relationship? And how can you help?

SSSI definition: what is it and what does it mean for conservation and development?

by Laura Cottam, Volunteer Content Writer on 01 March 2019

A Site of Special Scientific Interest is a formal conservation designation. Learn how they are determined, why we have them and where to see them in the UK.

British finches: an identification guide

by Amy Lewis, Content Manager on 28 February 2019

A number of finches call the UK home, but can you identify them all? Tell your bullfinch from your brambling with our quick guide.

Foxglove and other poisonous plants

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 20 February 2019

A quick guide to five of the most poisonous plants you may encounter on a countryside walk in the UK. Learn how to recognise them with pictures with fascinating facts on their poisonous properties to people and dogs.

Securing our environment at a time of political upheaval

by James Cooper, Head of Government Affairs on 20 February 2019

Whatever the coming weeks may hold, it's clear that nature doesn't respect political and national boundaries and no one voted for a poorer environment.

Red-tailed bumblebee on tree stump

Where do bees go in winter? And other insects’ winter behaviour

by Judith Garforth, Citizen Science Officer (Nature’s Calendar) on 13 February 2019

Ever wondered where insects go in winter? Find out where different species of bee and other species of insect go when the weather gets cold, and when to spot them emerging.

Campaigns update: food production and climate change

by Naomi Tilley, Assistant Campaigner – Policy and Advocacy on 13 February 2019

In a change from our usual transport challenges, this month we have two cases where farms have been proposed right next to ancient woodland.

Discover woodland wildlife with innovative new toolkit

by Alastair Hotchkiss, Conservation Advisor - Ancient Woodlands on 12 February 2019

The Woodland Wildlife Toolkit allows wood owners and wildlife enthusiasts to easily search for important wildlife likely to be in or near a woodland.

When do blue tits nest?

by Amy Lewis, Content Manager on 12 February 2019

A sure sign of the start of spring is the sight of blue tits zipping back and forth to nest boxes, beaks full of moss. Find out when, where and how long blue tits nest, when their chicks fledge, and how important it is that they time things just right.