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Recording bramble, a quick guide

by Kate Lewthwaite, Citizen Science Manager on 20 July 2015

Record blackberries that are beginning to ripen for Nature's Calendar. Then be inspired by our delicious blackberry recipes

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Exciting times at Smithills

by Sara Wood, Regional Development Officer - North England on 20 July 2015

We have great news to share with you about Smithills!

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Our response to the Government fracking announcement

by Alison Kirkman, Senior PR Officer on 16 July 2015

The latest Government announcement about fracking potentially poses another risk to our irreplaceable ancient woodland.

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Giant hogweed: The facts

by Hayley Broad, Contributor on 15 July 2015

You may have recently heard about the dangers of giant hogweed so we've put together the facts for you.

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Natural Capital: The big opportunity

by Dieter Helm, Guest Blogger on 15 July 2015

Our small crowded island is getting ever more crowded and with population projected to go up by around 10 million in the next couple of decades, the case for nature has never been stronger.

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Bats need EU (and you)

by Joe Nunez-Mino, Guest Blogger on 14 July 2015

We are lucky enough to have 18 species of bat in the UK. That's almost a quarter of all our mammal species. Trees provide excellent commuting habitats, roosts and many also forage in woodland.

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For peat’s sake

by Sian Atkinson, Conservation Advisor on 14 July 2015

As part of our blog series to mark the International Year of Soils, we think it’s time to celebrate UK peatland habitats and get to grips with the challenges they face.

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'Fixing the foundations', but what about the roots?

by Victoria Bankes Price, Planning Advisor on 10 July 2015

Wednesday’s budget was light on planning reform, instead just giving us a teaser of reforms to follow on Friday.

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A walk through Pepper Wood

by Sarah Shaw, Volunteering Development Coordinator on 09 July 2015

Take the road out of Bromsgrove, passing through the charming village of Bournheath, and you will soon come to Pepper Wood.

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14 ancient woods finally recognised by HS2

by Alison Kirkman, Senior PR Officer on 07 July 2015

After months of research and lobbying from the Woodland Trust Robert Goodwill MP has announced that Natural England has added additional woods along the HS2 route to their Ancient Woodland Inventory.