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Wild Camping UK: Can you camp anywhere?

by Amy Lewis, Content Manager on 20 August 2018

Wild camping offers the perfect escape. Leave the crowds and the noise behind, reconnect with nature and discover your very own private spot. The choice of view is unlimited!

Photograph of rowan jelly

Rowan jelly: how to find and make it

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 13 August 2018

Rowan, with its fiery red berries, is a tree that's difficult to miss at the moment. If you want to try foraging this is a great way to start. Get top identification tips and a step-by-step recipe on how to make rowan jelly.

In search of Northern Ireland’s finest trees

by Kaye Coates, Communications Officer - Northern Ireland on 04 August 2018

We’re asking tree lovers to stump up nominations for Northern Ireland’s Tree of the Year 2018.

Discovering trees around the world

by Jonathan Drori, Author on 03 August 2018

Around the World in 80 Trees brings together plant science, history, the origin of names, folklore, beautiful illustrations and more. Find out more about how the book was created.

Climb a tree and give three cheers for skinned knees!

by George Anderson, PR & Communications Officer - Scotland on 01 August 2018

Children learn valuable life skills climbing trees, building dens and playing in the woods. So let’s bring back skinned-knee summers and stop invoking ‘health and safety’ to eliminate every conceivable risk.

7 galls to spot this year

by Emilie Bonnevay, Public Enquiries Officer on 31 July 2018

Have you spotted something unusual growing on a tree recently? It looks like it might be a bumper year for galls, so here are 7 you might see this summer.

Types of moss in the UK: What they are and where to find them

by Kate Lewthwaite, Citizen Science Manager on 30 July 2018

Moss is marvellous! Find out why and see some common species to spot.

Princess Royal officially opens Wales' First World War Centenary Wood

by Llinos Humphreys, Communications and engagement manager – Wales on 28 July 2018

The Princess Royal officially opened Wales First World War Centenary Wood, Coed Ffos Las, in the Gwendraeth Valley, Carmarthenshire.

Take a walk on the wild side at Brackfield Wood

by Kaye Coates, Communications Officer - Northern Ireland on 26 July 2018

Introducing the wildflowers and wild inhabitants of beautiful Brackfield Wood, our Centenary Wood in Northern Ireland.

Protecting wild plants in the Cairngorms

by Gwenda Diack, Cairngorms Wild Plants project officer on 26 July 2018

The Cairngorms Wild Plants project has reached its halfway point. Find out what it plans to achieve.