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Bluebell wood bought thanks to gift in will

by George Anderson, PR & Communications Officer - Scotland on 03 August 2017

A substantial legacy from a long-term supporter has allowed Woodland Trust Scotland to buy the spectacular Ballathie Bluebell Wood in Perthshire. Now we plan to enhance and expand this woodland gem.

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Types of bees in the UK: how to tell the difference

by Charlotte Varela, Volunteer Content Writer on 31 July 2017

From fluffy bumblebees to pint-sized mining bees, we take a look at the key characteristics of some of our most common species.

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Beguiling beetles

by Karen Hornigold, Assistant Conservation Adviser - Data & Information on 27 July 2017

Did you know that there are 47 ladybird species in the UK, or that we have 4,200 species of beetle? How about that 7% of all British native animals depend on dead or decaying wood at some point in their lives?

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MOREwoods Awards 2017: the winners

by Paul Martin, Guest Blogger on 26 July 2017

BBC presenter Paul Martin talks about judging the 2017 MOREwoods awards

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Know the difference: house mouse and field mouse

by Louise Taylor, Citizen Science Project Officer on 25 July 2017

Can you tell your house mouse from your field mouse? If the answer is no then why not spend a few minutes to discover the differences between the house mouse and the field mouse.

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We have a horse with no name... and we need your help!

by Rory Francis, Communications Officer - Wales on 25 July 2017

Can you help us name our war horse? If your name is chosen by our Guest of Honour, you will have made a lasting contribution towards our very special Wales First World War Centenary Wood.

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Osprey Cam: It’s a boy!

by George Anderson, PR & Communications Officer - Scotland on 24 July 2017

The osprey chick at our Loch Arkaig Pine Forest has been weighed, measured and ringed by bird of prey experts, and is thought to be male.

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Taith drwy amser yng nghoedwig Plas Power

by Rory Francis, Communications Officer - Wales on 22 July 2017

Mae Coed Cadw, ar y cyd â’r cwmni JAM Creative, sydd wedi ennill gwobrau am eu gwaith, yn dod â thechnoleg newydd i goetir hynafol gydag App cyffrous newydd, diolch i chwaraewyr y Loteri Cenedlaethol

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A journey through time at Plas Power woods

by Rory Francis, Communications Officer - Wales on 22 July 2017

The Woodland Trust, in conjunction with the award winning JAM Creative, have brought new technology to ancient woodland with the launch of an exciting new app, made possible thanks to support from National Lottery Players.

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Ancient trees: what they are and where you can see them

by Kylie Harrison Mellor, Citizen Science Officer on 20 July 2017

Ancient trees are our oldest, fattest and gnarliest trees. But what is ancient? And how long does it take for a tree to become ancient?