Woodland Trust Blog

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Tales from the Smithy Wood picnic

by Kaye Brennan, Senior Campaigner on 24 July 2014

One of the things I like best about working with community campaign groups is the chance it gives me to indulge my secret love of fancy dress.

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Have you spotted a purple emperor butterfly?

by Sally Tyler, Conservation Communications Intern on 21 July 2014

Purple emperor is one of the UK's most beautiful and elusive butterflies. If you are lucky you might get a glimpse in central and southern England.

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Open Day at Langley Vale Wood

by Sarah Unia, Estate Communications Officer - South on 21 July 2014

We were delighted to welcome local residents (and a few from further afield) to our first ever Langley Vale Wood Open Day on Saturday 28 June.

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The first of many Langley Vale blogs to come

by Sarah Unia, Estate Communications Officer - South on 18 July 2014

Welcome to the first issue of our Langley Vale Wood blog. We will be using this to keep you informed and invite your views on our First World War Centenary project at Langley Vale Wood.

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The pitter-patter of tiny dormice feet

by Sally Tyler, Conservation Communications Intern on 15 July 2014

Hazel dormice may spend up to three quarters of their life asleep, but in July their babies come into the world.

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Woodland and water, a success story in Kent

by Ellie Henderson, Regional & Local Government Officer on 14 July 2014

Almost 1000 properties were affected by flooding from rivers across Kent earlier this year. However, against this backdrop there were small glimmers of hope.

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The power to tackle invasions

by Kay Haw, Conservation Advisor on 10 July 2014

Along with climate change and habitat destruction, non-native species are one of the biggest global threats to biodiversity.

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Furry little flyers

by Kay Haw, Conservation Advisor on 07 July 2014

There are 18 species of bat in Britain. However, they are seriously under threat and are classed as European Protected Species.

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Sweet summer honeysuckle

by Kay Haw, Conservation Advisor on 01 July 2014

Honeysuckle has one of the sweetest and best-loved scents of all woodland plants. It is also a valuable resource for wildlife, providing food and shelter for many species.

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What does the Infrastructure Bill mean?

by Victoria Bankes Price, Planning Advisor on 27 June 2014

As the Trust’s Planning Advisor, I skipped straight to Part 3 the ‘Planning and Land’ chapter of the new Infrastructure Bill.