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Become a wildlife recorder to help protect our wild plants and animals

by Russell Hedley, Marketing & Communications Officer on 27 November 2018

Woodland is one of the best habitats to see our brilliant British wildlife and recording the species we see is vital. Find out why and how you can help.

British winter birds: who to spot this season

by Valerie I Hurst, Volunteer on 21 November 2018

Winter may bring cold weather and darkness, but it’s still a great time to see wildlife. Follow our handy ID tips and brighten your winter with a bit of bird spotting!

Campaigns update: railways, housing plans and a win for ancient trees

by Nicole Hillier, Assistant campaigner - ancient woodland on 10 July 2018

The campaigns team has had a railway themed month! Find out about our progress with HS2 and Network Rail, plus a win for ancient trees.

The early bird catches the… caterpillar

by Martha Boalch, Citizen Science Officer on 24 April 2018

Scientists have used Nature's Calendar data in a study on the effects of earlier springs on feeding relationships in deciduous forests. The findings have been published in a respected scientific journal.

Celebrating five years of partnership

by Martha Boalch, Citizen Science Officer on 22 March 2018

Celebrating five years of partnership between the Woodland Trust and Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank to deliver Phase 1 of the UK National Tree Seed Project.

Llandderfel man wins national award for tree-mendous effort

by Rory Francis, Communications Officer - Wales on 19 March 2018

Congratulations to Brian Palmer who has landed the prestigious Woodland Trust Chairman’s Award.

Life in the Women’s Timber Corp

by Katherine Owen, Ancient Woodland Restoration Engagement Manager on 18 March 2018

A story of Jeanne Preston’s time in the Women’s Timber Corp during the Second World War – what she was involved with and who she met along the way.

How has this month’s snow affected wildlife and signs of spring?

by Charlotte Armitage, Citizen Science Officer on 18 March 2018

The recent cold snap has had a noticeable effect on our Nature’s Calendar records. Learn what your data is telling us about UK species.

Dwayne Fields: for the love of trees

by Dwayne Fields, Guest Blogger on 13 March 2018

Londoner Dwayne Fields was the first black Briton to reach the North Pole. He trains for his next goal – a 700-mile walk to the South Pole – in Epping Forest, his escape route from his troubled teenage years.

Crab Apple trees with fruit

What happens to tree seeds at the Millennium Seed Bank?

by Martha Boalch, Citizen Science Officer on 20 February 2018

We take a closer look at what happens to the tree seeds our volunteers send to the Millennium Seed Bank for the UK National Tree Seed Project.

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