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13 hardy plants for your garden

by Laura Cottam, Volunteer Content Writer on 29 March 2019

Our pick of hardy plants and trees that are perfect for planting in your garden all year round.

How to tell male and female ospreys apart

by George Anderson, PR & Communications Officer - Scotland on 28 March 2019

How do you tell male and female ospreys apart? And how can you tell the difference between our resident Loch Arkaig pair, Louis and Aila, and other local birds?

How to grow bluebells: a guide to growing native bluebells in your garden

by Kate Lewthwaite, Citizen Science Manager on 28 March 2019

Each spring magical carpets of bluebells transform our woodland with their beautiful blue haze and sweet scent. Why not try growing them in your garden? Here are six good reasons why, along with our top bluebell growing tips.

Scotland’s nature is at risk: will you join the fight?

by Charles Dundas, Public Affairs Manager - Scotland on 25 March 2019

1 in 11 of Scotland’s species face extinction. We believe the Scottish Government needs to bring forward an Environment Act to better protect nature.

People power means a better future for Scotland’s woods

by Charles Dundas, Public Affairs Manager - Scotland on 22 March 2019

Hundreds of you responded to the consultation on Scotland's Forestry Strategy 2019-2029. Together, we’ve improved the outlook for Scotland’s valuable woods.

10 common garden birds to spot on your bird feeder

by Hannah Vickers, Content Editor on 21 March 2019

Find out all about the common British garden birds, what to feed them and how to identify them.

Wildflowers for bees: how to attract bees to your garden

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 18 March 2019

Wild bees and other pollinators are in decline. But there are things you can do in your garden to help reverse this trend including increasing food and habitat. Includes our top nine bee-friendly wildflowers to plant in your garden.

10 weird and wacky woodland wildlife wonders

by Andy Bond, Senior PR officer on 15 March 2019

From fruity slugs and spiders to a curry and Mr Whippy ice creams – welcome to the little-known wonders of UK woodland!

What hatched here? How to identify bird egg shells

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 13 March 2019

Found a fragment of egg in the garden, woods or park? Here's a quick guide to the most common UK bird eggs too help you find out which species it came from.

British trees to plant in your garden: 14 native tree ideas

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 06 March 2019

British trees pack a big punch in your garden. Make space for one or two you’ll have year-round interest and be supporting wildlife too. Here's our top 14 native trees to plant in your garden.