Wildlife & nature

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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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Feeding wild birds: what, how, when and why

by Amy Lewis, Content Editor on 22 February 2018

Winter can be a difficult time for wildlife. Temperatures plummet and food becomes difficult to find. Find out when and what to feed garden birds.

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Inspiring our future foresters

by Jenny Everitt, Contributor on 21 February 2018

Inspiring our future foresters in some of the best local woodlands, Teaching Trees provides free curriculum linked outdoor education sessions to primary schools.

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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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Farmers unite to green up the Glens

by Kaye Coates, Communications Officer - Northern Ireland on 19 February 2018

One of Northern Ireland’s most iconic landscapes is in the limelight thanks to a five-year project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Ashes to ashes: the inevitable impact of ash dieback

by Vincent Crump, Consultant editor on 15 February 2018

As deadly dieback grips Britain, the sun is setting on many of our 128 million ash trees. The latest issue of Broadleaf tells how we are fighting back – and how you can help.

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Hedgehog numbers halved since millennium

by Kay Haw, Conservation Advisor on 07 February 2018

Hedgehogs are a woodland edge species that also make use of hedgerows and suburban gardens. A new report says Britain has lost half its hedgehogs in less than two decades.

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Outdoor learning at forest school

by Frances Harris, Contributor on 06 February 2018

Forest school is lots of fun, and besides the educational value, contributes to children’s personal, social and emotional development.

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The UK's extinct animals: can we bring them back?

by James Martin, Content editor on 05 February 2018

Lynx went extinct in the UK over 1,000 years ago, but plans for a trial reintroduction of the species are currently under government consultation. Find out if any other species could return from extinction and learn about those that already have.

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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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