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11 rare birds in Britain's woodland

by Charlotte Varela, Volunteer Content Writer on 10 April 2019

Find out all about 11 rare birds in British woodland, and why they are so elusive.

Hawthorn and blackthorn: what’s the difference?

by Charlie Mellor, Content Manager on 09 April 2019

Hawthorn and blackthorn are two of the most easily confused species, so here’s a closer look at their differences to help you tell them apart.

Common toads mating on moss

Life cycle of a frog: how do amphibians reproduce?

by Rachel Hoskins, Content Editor on 09 April 2019

This time of year is perfect for spotting amphibians on their way to mate. Find out how they attract mates, reproduce and develop.

What do birds eat in the wild?

by Hannah Vickers, Content Editor on 08 April 2019

From garden birds to waterfowl and summer migrants, find out what birds eat in the wild and how their diet can change with the seasons.

British caterpillars: how to identify 10 common species

by Hannah Vickers, Content Editor on 05 April 2019

We run through how to identify 10 British caterpillars, what they eat, when to see them and how to attract them to your garden.

Campaigns update: challenging the Oxford-Cambridge development project

by Naomi Tilley, Assistant Campaigner – Policy and Advocacy on 04 April 2019

As if HS2 wasn’t enough, another huge infrastructure project is now threatening our ancient woods: the Oxford-Cambridge development project.

13 hardy plants for your garden

by Laura Cottam, Volunteer Content Writer on 29 March 2019

Our pick of hardy plants and trees that are perfect for planting in your garden all year round.

How to tell male and female ospreys apart

by George Anderson, PR & Communications Officer - Scotland on 28 March 2019

How do you tell male and female ospreys apart? And how can you tell the difference between our resident Loch Arkaig pair, Louis and Aila, and other local birds?

How to grow bluebells: a guide to growing native bluebells in your garden

by Kate Lewthwaite, Citizen Science Manager on 28 March 2019

Each spring magical carpets of bluebells transform our woodland with their beautiful blue haze and sweet scent. Why not try growing them in your garden? Here are six good reasons why, along with our top bluebell growing tips.

How can we create forests fit for the future?

by Karen Hornigold, Assistant Conservation Adviser - Data & Information on 27 March 2019

Hear from woodland experts about their aspirations for our woods in the latest issue of Wood Wise.