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World Migratory Bird Day: do you know when these birds arrive?

by Martha Boalch, Citizen Science Officer on 13 October 2018

In the UK, approximately half of our bird species migrate. Do you know when to expect them?

World Mental Health Day: getting outdoors

by Hannah Vickers, Content Editor on 10 October 2018

Today is World Mental Health Day: a day to show your support for better mental health and raise awareness of mental health problems. It's also a great day to encourage people to take more care of their own mental wellbeing. One way to do this couldn't be simpler: get outdoors!

Hedgerow jelly recipe a hit with Scottish schools

by George Anderson, PR & Communications Officer - Scotland on 27 September 2018

Here is a tasty jelly recipe for all you food foragers. As well as being perfect on toast, it's at the heart of a clever project to teach children about nature.

A group of fieldfares sitting together high in the bare branches of a tree

Redwings and fieldfares: identification tips and why we record them

by Martha Boalch, Citizen Science Officer on 24 September 2018

Redwings and fieldfares start their journey south in September, so it’s time to keep your eyes peeled for the first arrivals. Check out our ID tips and tell us what you see and you could help scientists with their studies on how climate change is affecting nature.

When to pick sloes and how to make sloe gin

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 10 September 2018

Sloes are a traditional berry to be harvesting at this time of year. Here are our top picking tips and easy sloe gin recipe. It takes a couple of months to mature, so if you make it soon it'll be ready by mid winter.

When does autumn start? How seasons change

by Greg Tingey, Volunteer on 01 September 2018

The nights are drawing in, temperatures are slowly dropping and leaves are starting to change colour. But when does autumn officially start?

9 best woods to go for a run

by Andy Bond, Senior PR officer on 30 August 2018

Put your best foot forward for a run in one of our beautiful woods. Here are our nine favourites.

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.