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Sapling revelry: Broadleaf's autumn issue is out now

by Kit Buchan, Assistant Editor - Broadleaf Magazine on 13 September 2019

The autumn issue of Broadleaf lands like a ripe windfall on doormats this week, full of facts, features and mellow fruitfulness.

Are acorns edible? And other acorn facts

by Emilie Bonnevay, Public Enquiries Officer on 03 September 2019

Acorns are a favourite dish of many woodland creatures, but did you know humans can eat them too? Here are some great recipes and more fascinating acorn facts.

Conkers coming out of cases on a tree

Do conkers keep spiders away? And other conker facts and uses

by Rachel Hoskins, Content Editor on 30 August 2019

Do conkers keep spiders away? Do they deter moths? Can you eat conkers? Check out our top six facts and debunked myths.

What’s the difference between nuts and seeds?

by Charlie Mellor, Content Manager on 29 August 2019

When it comes to nuts and seeds, it’s easy to get confused by name, size and other factors. Here’s our guide to work out which is which, along with some handy examples.

Photograph of badgers eating

Badgers: what do they eat? And other facts

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 27 August 2019

Badgers, with their black and white striped heads, are one of our best-loved mammals. Get a glimpse of their underground world, from their setts to social habits. Here are our top badger facts and advice on their feeding preferences.

Conker in split case among fallen leaves

Seed dispersal: 5 ways trees spread their seeds

by Amy Lewis, Content Manager on 23 August 2019

Trees have found several ingenious ways to ensure their seeds are spread far and wide. Some use wind or water, some use explosive force, and some hitch a ride on passing animals. We look at each of these clever methods.

How to make a hedgehog house

by Charlotte Varela, Volunteer Content Writer on 19 August 2019

Give a hog a home by following our step-by-step guide.

What do foxes eat? And more facts about foxes

by Charlotte Varela, Volunteer Content Writer on 16 August 2019

Whether we live in the countryside or a bustling city, most of us have seen a fox. But how much do you know about one of our most iconic animals?

Hazelnuts: where and when to forage

by Laura Cottam, Volunteer Content Writer on 05 August 2019

Our tips on where and when to find hazelnuts in the wild, how to prepare these tasty treats, and the woodland animals that love eating them too.

Raw rosehip syrup: how to make and use

by George Anderson, PR & Communications Officer - Scotland on 31 July 2019

Rosehips really became popular during World War II when fresh produce was scarce. Here are our tips for finding and cooking up these surprisingly tasty fruits.