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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?

Top 10 coastal woods in the UK

by Sharon Wennekers, Social Media Manager on 18 June 2019

Bats, rare butterflies, dinosaur footprints and even the roar of a whirlpool – these coastal woods are just waiting for you to visit.

What to do if you find a baby bird

by Charlotte Varela, Volunteer Content Writer on 14 June 2019

Stumbled across a baby bird on the ground? Find out what to do to ensure its survival.

Campaigns update: Wales celebrates as M4 development is refused

by Naomi Tilley, Assistant Campaigner – Policy and Advocacy on 10 June 2019

Ancient woodland in Wales has been saved from the proposed M4 relief road thanks to huge public outcry.