Skip Navigation

Woodland Trust Blog

9 of the UK's rarest animals

by Hannah Vickers, Content Editor on 15 April 2019

Much of our beloved wildlife is in decline. Find out about nine of the rarest species in the UK right now, and what we are doing to help save these precious creatures.

Pheasant feathers

Feather identification: common feathers in the UK

by Charlotte Varela, Volunteer Content Writer on 15 April 2019

Collecting nature finds is a lovely way to feel closer to the wildlife on your doorstep. Some of the most abundant of these treasures are feathers, and you can find them almost anywhere. But which bird left them behind?

full flower

Wildflower quiz: name these ten common wildflowers

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 11 April 2019

Can you name these ten common British wildflowers? Test your wildflower knowledge with our quiz.

Bird song identification: common songs and calls

by Amy Lewis, Content Manager on 10 April 2019

How many of your garden visitors can you identify by sound alone? Learn to tell some of the UK's most familiar and distinct bird songs apart with our handy guide.

Wood Warbler

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.