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Nine things to do outdoors this weekend

by Laura Cottam, Volunteer Content Writer on 19 January 2017

Need inspiration for a gloomy day? Look for animal tracks. See the stars. Make the birds a cake. Here are nine ideas to brighten up your weekend.

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HS2: Light at the end of the tunnel

by Austin Brady, Director of Conservation & External Affairs on 19 January 2017

Following the Department for Transports's response to the House of Lords HS2 Committee report, there may be little bit of light at the end of the tunnel - but appropriate compensatory planting for HS2 Ancient Woodland loss remains unfinished business.

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Research into dormice at Fingle

by Matt Parkins, Guest Blogger on 18 January 2017

If you are setting off for a walk in the woods, you’ll probably be wrapped up warm but spare a thought for the wild creatures that live there all the year round.

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Centenary Wood gets welcome boost

by Kaye Coates, Communications Officer - Northern Ireland on 17 January 2017

Northern Ireland’s Centenary Wood is growing – upwards and outwards. We’ve added a new piece to our landscape jigsaw. Find out more.

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

by Nick Atkinson, Senior Advisor on 17 January 2017

Deer are integral to the UK’s woodland ecosystems. They are among our largest herbivores and always a special sight to see, but populations have been increasing rapidly and some woodlands are struggling to regenerate.

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How to collect seeds: A guide to tree seed collection on the UK National Tree Seed Project

by Louise Taylor, Citizen Science Project Officer on 17 January 2017

The UK National Tree Seed Project is on a mission, to collect and safeguard the genetic diversity of our native trees. In order to do this we have to follow a set of guide lines to ensure we collect high quality seeds.

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A summary of Nature’s Calendar results for Spring 2016

by Judith Garforth, Citizen Science Officer (Nature’s Calendar) on 16 January 2017

Spring 2017 is just starting but can you remember what was happening in the natural world this time last year? We’ve collated all of your Nature’s Calendar records for spring 2016 and here’s what they show.

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Gear up for 2017 adventures

by Andy Bond, PR & Content Manager - Partnerships on 16 January 2017

Make 2017 a year of adventure - visit the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2017

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Attending the Oxford Real Farming conference

by John Tucker, Director of Woodland Creation on 13 January 2017

There was a fantastic buzz around the Oxford Real Farming conference, reflecting the mood of optimism and innovation. Find out more about my visit.

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When do birds nest? 5 of the earliest nesters

by Louise Taylor, Citizen Science Project Officer on 13 January 2017

The nesting season corresponds to spring in the UK, however like all good rules it is designed to be broken! Do you know which species are an exception to the rule?