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Alternative charity gifts for Christmas

by Charlie Mellor, Content manager on 12 December 2018

Our shop offers a huge variety of gifts with something for everyone for Christmas. Here are our top ideas for alternative charity gifts for the festive season.

Where does mistletoe grow?

by Amy Lewis, Content Manager on 12 December 2018

Mistletoe is a familiar Christmas staple, associated with folklore and midwinter tradition. But where does it grow and how can you find it in the wild?

Campaigns update: battling damaging transport projects

by Naomi Tilley, Assistant Campaigner – Policy and Advocacy on 10 December 2018

We're celebrating a well-deserved award for threat detectors and continuing campaigns against three major infrastructure projects that threaten ancient woods.

Nature at Christmas: 5 natural festive traditions explained

by Hannah Vickers, Content Editor on 06 December 2018

Find out all about the meaning behind five festive facts and traditions.

When is the winter solstice 2018 and what does it mean?

by Greg Tingey, Volunteer on 05 December 2018

Winter brings frosts, snow and bare branches and heralds the longest night of the year - the winter solstice. But what causes the solstice and how does this affect our native wildlife?

8 best wildlife walks in Scotland

by Charlotte Varela, Volunteer Content Writer on 04 December 2018

From red squirrel woodland to big skies dominated by golden eagles, Scotland's Caledonian adventures offer truly iconic wildlife and spectacular scenery. Here are eight of the best wildlife walks in the country.

Do bats hibernate in winter? And more bat facts

by Joe Bates, Content Editor on 03 December 2018

What do British bats do when winter is coming?

Network rail review holds promise for the environment

by Nick Atkinson, Senior Advisor on 30 November 2018

A review of Network Rail's lineside management has eased our earlier concerns. But we’ll be keeping a close eye on progress to make sure our precious environment is given the care and respect it deserves.

Winter berries: what are they and where to find them

by Charlie Mellor, Content manager on 29 November 2018

Winter berries are a vital food source for wildlife and can be foraged to make delicious seasonal treats too. Here are our tips on when and where to find them.

Become a wildlife recorder to help protect our wild plants and animals

by Russell Hedley, Marketing & Communications Officer on 27 November 2018

Woodland is one of the best habitats to see our brilliant British wildlife and recording the species we see is vital. Find out why and how you can help.