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Foraging in May: a guide to wild herbs and other edible plants

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 08 May 2019

Find out which wild plants you can forage in May. Learn about edible plants with our quick identification guide and tips on how to find, eat and prepare them.

Campaigns update: further success and new challenges

by Naomi Tilley, Assistant Campaigner – Policy and Advocacy on 07 May 2019

We’ve had another jam-packed month with some promising council decisions on ancient woods and trees. But with new issues arising regularly, there’s still a lot to be done.

What do deer eat? What are antlers made of? And more deer facts

by James Martin, Content Editor on 03 May 2019

From the dainty muntjac to the mighty red stag, the UK is home to six species of wild deer. Learn more about these fascinating creatures.

Photograph of elderflower cordial

How to make an easy elderflower cordial without citric acid

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 29 April 2019

This elderflower cordial recipe is very easy to make. It's the perfect way to capture the sweet, summery scent of the familiar hedgerow tree that is in full bloom now.

Wild garlic pesto in ramekin on table with raw wild garlic and bread

How to forage wild garlic and make wild garlic pesto

by Laura Cottam, Volunteer Content Writer on 26 April 2019

What's that smell? It's wild garlic season! Find out how to make the best of it with our foraging guide and recipes.

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What are the effects of global warming in the UK? And how can we make a difference?

by Nick Atkinson, Senior Advisor on 24 April 2019

Global warming is affecting the UK. Find out the changes we are already seeing, the changes to come, and how we can fight back.

What is lichen? Seven types of lichen found on trees

by Kylie Harrison Mellor, Citizen Science Officer on 24 April 2019

Lichen can be very visible on branches and bark at this time of year. They can be really difficult to identify, but here are seven common lichens that grow on trees.

When do frogs spawn? And how to spot them

by Karen Hornigold, Assistant Conservation Adviser - Data & Information on 18 April 2019

Find out when frogs spawn and the best time to spot these fascinating jellified clumps in ponds near you.

9 of the UK's rarest animals

by Hannah Vickers, Content Editor on 15 April 2019

Much of our beloved wildlife is in decline. Find out about nine of the rarest species in the UK right now, and what we are doing to help save these precious creatures.

Pheasant feathers

Feather identification: common feathers in the UK

by Charlotte Varela, Volunteer Content Writer on 15 April 2019

Collecting nature finds is a lovely way to feel closer to the wildlife on your doorstep. Some of the most abundant of these treasures are feathers, and you can find them almost anywhere. But which bird left them behind?