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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.

Let’s plant more havens for wildlife

by Christine Reid, Head of Conservation on 21 September 2018

The fortunes of some of our best loved wildlife are changing for the better. But that’s only half the story. Sadly, lots of our nation’s wonderful wildlife remains in serious trouble. With your help, there’s still time to save it.

Step into autumn with Broadleaf's latest issue

by Fiona Collins, assistant editor of Broadleaf magazine on 19 September 2018

The autumn edition of our vibrant members’ magazine, Broadleaf, is out now, packed with woodland news, features and stunning images.

What is conservation and sustainability?

by Donald Scott, Volunteer on 10 September 2018

Conservation and sustainability issues seem to be growing more and more important to us. But what do these terms actually mean?

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.

Opportunities and threats to the UK’s environment following our exit from the EU

by Karen Hornigold, Assistant Conservation Adviser - Data & Information on 06 September 2018

Key areas of environmental legislation and protection will be affected by leaving the EU. But will our environment improve or deteriorate as a result?

Are all bees monarchists?

by George Anderson, PR & Communications Officer - Scotland on 06 September 2018

Buckets full of bees at our Ledmore and Migdale Wood in the north of Scotland could help scientists solve one of the great insect mysteries - what makes bees monarchist?