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The best elderberry recipes

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 18 September 2017

Make the most of dark, fragrant elderberries while they’re in season. Try our favourite elderberry recipes.

Foraging in September: edible wild plants and berries to look out for

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 07 September 2017

Five edible wild plants to forage for in September with tips on what to look for and how to gather and eat them.

Types of mushroom in the UK: common identification guide

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 31 August 2017

Mushrooms (or toadstools) is a term given to the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting bodies that certain fungi produce. Here are nine common mushrooms that you may come across.

Photograph of blackberries in hands

Foraging in August: find food this summer

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 15 August 2017

Blackberries, rowan berries and crab apples are all ripening this month. Here are six wild edible plants to collect with top tips and recipes on how to use them.

How long do butterflies live: and other butterfly facts

by Kylie Harrison Mellor, Citizen Science Officer on 10 March 2017

As learning about butterflies day approaches take the chance to swot up about these winged wonders.

What do bats eat? And more bat facts

by Mike Townsend, Principal Advisor on 19 October 2016

Truly remarkable animals, there are around 1,100 species of bats worldwide whilst in the UK there are 18 species. From pipistrelles to Bechstein's bats, find out more the only truly flying mammal.

Photograph of common pipistrelle bat in flight. Credit: Hugh Clark/Bat Conservation Trust

How to attract bats

by Emma Bonham, Conservation Information Manager on 13 May 2016

All UK bat species are found in and around trees and woodland. Find out more about which trees are best for bats and what makes a good bat box.

Light coming through trees

What makes a plant an ancient woodland indicator?

by Emma Bonham, Conservation Information Manager on 15 April 2016

Why are some plants ancient woodland indicators and others not? Find out more.

Brown long-eared bat (Photo: H Clark/Bat Conservation Trust)

British bats: A beginner's guide

by Alyssa Ralph, Conservation Volunteer on 15 March 2016

Bats make up a huge portion of our resident mammal species, and are vital to our ecosystems. Yet many people have never seen a bat. Read on for tips on spotting your local bats, and how you can give the population a helping hand.

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