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EU Referendum: Our stance

by James Cooper, Head of Government Affairs on 19 May 2016

We have been carefully considering the imminent referendum on membership of the European Union (EU) poses for the UK’s woods and trees. And whilst we have not aligned ourselves with either side, we are offering a few perspectives to consider.

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Our response to The Queen's Speech

by James Cooper, Head of Government Affairs on 18 May 2016

Find out what the Queen's Speech means for development in communities across the country.

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Talking Robert Marsham on Countryfile Diaries

by Kate Lewthwaite, Citizen Science Manager on 18 May 2016

In a new BBC TV show, Countryfile Diaries, John Craven asks why no two springs are alike and I recently had the chance to talk about the importance of Robert Marsham's records from 1736.

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The decline and recovery of pine martens

by Alyssa Ralph, Conservation Volunteer on 17 May 2016

Pine martens declined massively last century, and are struggling to get back on their feet in certain places. Discover what they are and how we’re helping them make a comeback in our countryside.

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Heartwood Forest receives a Redlist Bench-Mark Award

by Louise Neicho, Site Manager on 16 May 2016

We have scooped a Redlist Bench-Mark Award for the range of priority farmland birds at Heartwood.

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Magical fairies bring the modern day to our ancient woods

by Jane Craven, Engagement Officer - South West on 16 May 2016

Modern day technology and a touch of magic have brought two downloadable fairies, Blue and Belle, to our woods on a fairytrail help them look after our fabulous bluebells.

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Quarry digging itself out of a hole?

by Oliver Newham, Senior Campaigner - Ancient Woodland on 13 May 2016

I often get asked the question how do you not find it so depressing with so many people wanting to destroy our natural environment? The answer today would be 'Cwm Nant Lleici quarry'.

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How to attract bats

by Emma Bonham, Conservation Information Manager on 13 May 2016

All UK bat species are found in and around trees and woodland. Find out more about which trees are best for bats and what makes a good bat box.

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Butterflies need nettles

by Alice Johnson, Contributor on 12 May 2016

Nettles are considered to be unpopular plants that will give you an itchy sting but they are actually vital for the survival of many UK butterflies.

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Liverpool's Mayoral election: The results

by Nick Sandford, Government Affairs Officer on 12 May 2016

Our supporters have engaged with the Liverpool mayoral election candidates and the new mayor has committed himself to improving greenspace across the city.