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Foraging in February: mushrooms, nettles and early flowers

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 22 February 2018

Even in February, green shoots and early spring flowers are starting to appear. And they’re growing quickly. Here are some spring plants and winter fungi to look out for.

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Homemade gift ideas for Valentine's Day

by Laura Cottam, Volunteer Content Writer on 08 February 2018

Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to show your loved ones how much you care about them. Why not show it with some homemade gift ideas or a special romantic outing! (Photo: WTML/ Michael Heffernan)

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Show the love by recording the signs of spring

by Sally-Ann Smurthwaite, Assistant Campaigner - Policy & Advocacy on 03 February 2018

This February, hearts are turning green. In partnership with The Climate Coalition, we’re asking everyone to show the love by noticing the change happening around them. Help us record the signs of spring!

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Whispering woods - tales from the Caledonian forest

by Alan Crawford, Ancient woodland restoration project officer on 27 January 2018

Trees and woodland are full of wonder and a perfect subject for stories. Enjoy our fun and inspiring tales this National Storytelling Week.

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12 uncommon and rare woodland flowers

by Amy Lewis, Content Editor on 26 January 2018

Woodland is home to some of the UK's rarest flowering plants. Some are weird. Some are mysterious. And all have fascinating stories to tell. You'll be lucky to track down some of these beauties, but they're worth it if you do.

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Early spring flowers: flowering plants and shrubs

by Eleanor Clark, Conservation Volunteer on 26 January 2018

With spring just around the corner, here are some of the early spring flowers to look for.

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Award-winning youngster shows how nature can inspire education

by Aaron Benson, Schools project co-ordinator on 23 January 2018

Year 2 pupil Charlotte O’Donnell has gone above and beyond to inspire a love of woods and trees among her classmates.

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Full steam ahead at Brackfield Centenary Wood

by Patrick Cregg MBE, Director - Northern Ireland on 20 January 2018

A summary of activity at Northern Ireland's Centernary Wood, from the most recent event to the impact of forthcoming road works.

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Visit us at the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show 2018

by Sara Dickinson, Events Programme Executive on 18 January 2018

We’ll be bringing the beauty of woodland indoors at one of the UK’s biggest celebrations of the great outdoors next month. Find your code for discounted entry here.

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Foraging in January: winter fruits and nuts

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 16 January 2018

You can still forage for tasty treats when it’s cold outside and the leaves have fallen. Here's our list of fruits and nuts to look out for in winter.

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