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Butterfly identification: 5 common butterflies

by Big Butterfly Count, Guest Blogger on 15 July 2016

Learn how to identify five of the most common butterflies in the UK and join this year's Big Butterfly Count to help combat the figures which show a decline in butterfly numbers by a quarter since the 1970s

Returning to Smithy Wood

by Oliver Newham, Senior Campaigner - Ancient Woodland on 15 July 2016

In the campaigning bible, one of the best ways to tell that a cause is resonating with the wider world is when people start telling you about something you have been working on for some time. Smithy Wood is an example of this.

Sheffield’s Special Trees: Chelsea Road Elm Tree

by Oliver Newham, Senior Campaigner - Ancient Woodland on 14 July 2016

Despite city wide protests, thousands of mature street trees in Sheffield are facing the axe. Find out more.

Is Britain in for a sloe gin drought this Christmas?

by George Anderson, PR & Communications Officer - Scotland on 14 July 2016

A cold damp spring may have exposed Britain’s blackthorn trees to fungal infection – and that could mean sloe berries are in short supply this autumn.

Woodland Trust Scotland at Armed Forces Day

by Jill Donnachie, Communications & Development Manager - Scotland on 13 July 2016

Woodland Trust Scotland staff handed out free native trees at Armed Forces Day celebrations in Edinburgh, to publicise our First World War Centenary Wood at Dreghorn.

What do we know about the Arkaig Eagles?

by James Wakefield, Social Media Officer on 13 July 2016

The Loch Arkaig eagle chicks may be direct descendants of Blondie – the first reintroduced sea eagle to raise a chick in the wild back in 1985. Find out more and help us name them.

Securing the future: Protecting our historic treasures

by Frances Winder, Conservation Policy Lead on 12 July 2016

Following the EU referendum result we continue our series of blogs on how to secure a safer future for woods and trees in the UK.

A summary of Nature's Calendar results for autumn 2015

by Sian Atkinson, Conservation Advisor on 12 July 2016

Autumn 2015 was memorable for stormy wet weather, and remarkably early 'spring' sightings seen in December. Find out how your records compare to previous years.

M4: Woodland destruction on a governmental scale

by Oliver Newham, Senior Campaigner - Ancient Woodland on 12 July 2016

The Government asked in its letter if the recipient would consider withdrawing their objection to the scheme and gave a number of reasons why the destruction of ancient woodland would be okay. We hope you'll uphold your objection.

M4: Dinistrio Coetir ar Raddfa Lywodraethol?

by Oliver Newham, Senior Campaigner - Ancient Woodland on 12 July 2016

Yn y llythyr, fe ofynnodd y Llywodraeth a fydden ni’ n ystyried tynnu yn ôl ein gwrthwynebiad i'r cynllun, gan roi nifer o resymau pam y byddai’n berffaith iawn i ddinistrio coetir hynafol fel hyn. Rydyn yn gobeithio na fydd gwrthwynebwyr yn gwneud hyn.