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Let’s plant more havens for wildlife

by Christine Reid, Head of Conservation on 21 September 2018

The fortunes of some of our best loved wildlife are changing for the better. But that’s only half the story. Sadly, lots of our nation’s wonderful wildlife remains in serious trouble. With your help, there’s still time to save it.

Step into autumn with Broadleaf's latest issue

by Fiona Collins, assistant editor of Broadleaf magazine on 19 September 2018

The autumn edition of our vibrant members’ magazine, Broadleaf, is out now, packed with woodland news, features and stunning images.

The Agriculture Bill: will it work for trees?

by Frances Winder, Conservation Policy Lead on 14 September 2018

The Government has published the first agricultural bill for almost 50 years. It sets out potential new laws to manage farming and land in England.

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.

Campaigns update: road and rail

by Nicole Hillier, Assistant campaigner - ancient woodland on 07 September 2018

Find out the latest developments on road and rail schemes impacting ancient woods and trees, and what the team has been doing to save them.

Opportunities and threats to the UK’s environment following our exit from the EU

by Karen Hornigold, Assistant Conservation Adviser - Data & Information on 06 September 2018

Key areas of environmental legislation and protection will be affected by leaving the EU. But will our environment improve or deteriorate as a result?

Are all bees monarchists?

by George Anderson, PR & Communications Officer - Scotland on 06 September 2018

Buckets full of bees at our Ledmore and Migdale Wood in the north of Scotland could help scientists solve one of the great insect mysteries - what makes bees monarchist?

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?

When and where to see wildflowers and how to grow them at home

by Joe Bates, Content Editor on 31 August 2018

The wildflowers that burst into bloom every summer create a colourful carpet across woodland floors. But they’re not only beautiful - they’re essential building blocks of many ecosystems.