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Forestry and woodland strategies now statutory in Scotland

by Arina Nagy-Vizitiu, Public Affairs Officer - Scotland on 04 July 2019

The future is looking brighter for Scotland’s woods after an amendment to the Planning Bill was passed on 20 June.

Foraging in July: nature's best summer food for foraging

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 03 July 2019

Here are our top six wild edible plants to look out for in July with tips on what to look for and how to cook and eat them.

Calling for change at the lobby for climate, nature and people

by Naomi Tilley, Assistant Campaigner – Policy and Advocacy on 02 July 2019

On 26 June, hundreds of our supporters joined us in Westminster at a mass lobby to demand action on climate change and strong environmental laws.

What do caterpillars eat?

by Charlotte Varela, Volunteer Content Writer on 01 July 2019

Ever wondered what caterpillars eat? Find out what five of the most common caterpillar food plants are, and which species eat them.

Male blackbird close up

What do blackbirds eat and how to feed them

by James Martin, Content Editor on 28 June 2019

Ever wondered what blackbirds eat? Learn about their diet and how you can attract these delightful birds to your garden.

What is growing on my tree? Black spots, galls, mildew and algae

by Emilie Bonnevay, Public Enquiries Officer on 27 June 2019

Trees can host a range of spots, patches, powders, lumps and bumps! Here’s our quick guide to some of the more common funguses, growths and colour changes.

Broadleaf's summer issue is out now

by Kit Buchan, Assistant Editor - Broadleaf Magazine on 26 June 2019

A buzzing new Broadleaf comes in to land this week, packed with inspiring news and features about the nation's woods and wildlife.

Free Writing Friday in the forest

by Cressida Cowell, guest blogger on 25 June 2019

Author-illustrator Cressida Cowell offers tips on how to get creative in nature for her new school campaign, Free Writing Friday.

Germinating common oak acorn

Life cycle of a tree: how trees grow

by Rachel Hoskins, Content Editor on 24 June 2019

From seed to snag, the journey a tree takes to grow is pretty impressive! Find out more about the process.

What do buzzards eat? And more buzzard facts

by James Martin, Content Editor on 21 June 2019

Did you know the UK’s buzzard population had quadrupled since the 1970s? These majestic birds of prey are thriving, but what do they eat?