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Free Writing Friday in the forest

by Cressida Cowell, guest blogger on 25 June 2019

Author-illustrator Cressida Cowell offers tips on how to get creative in nature for her new school campaign, Free Writing Friday.

Germinating common oak acorn

Life cycle of a tree: how trees grow

by Rachel Hoskins, Content Editor on 24 June 2019

From seed to snag, the journey a tree takes to grow is pretty impressive! Find out more about the process.

What do buzzards eat? And more buzzard facts

by James Martin, Content Editor on 21 June 2019

Did you know the UK’s buzzard population had quadrupled since the 1970s? These majestic birds of prey are thriving, but what do they eat?

Top 10 coastal woods in the UK

by Sharon Wennekers, Social Media Manager on 18 June 2019

Bats, rare butterflies, dinosaur footprints and even the roar of a whirlpool – these coastal woods are just waiting for you to visit.

What to do if you find a baby bird

by Charlotte Varela, Volunteer Content Writer on 14 June 2019

Stumbled across a baby bird on the ground? Find out what to do to ensure its survival.

(Photo: Farbenfreude/Wikimedia Commons)

Giant hogweed: the facts

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 04 June 2019

How common is giant hogweed in the UK and is it really that dangerous? We've distilled the facts to give you the low-down on giant hogweed.

Oak: the past, present and future of one of our best loved trees

by Karen Hornigold, Assistant Conservation Adviser - Data & Information on 31 May 2019

The latest issue of Wood Wise tells the story of oak – its role in British culture and as a haven for wildlife, and the threats it currently faces.

Helicopter seeds: which trees do they come from?

by Charlie Mellor, Content Manager on 30 May 2019

Four tree species produce ‘helicopter seeds’ in the UK. Find out more with our ID guides, spotting tips and interesting facts.

What is the difference between a frog and a toad?

by Charlotte Varela, Volunteer Content Writer on 29 May 2019

Find out the difference between our two favourite amphibians, the frog and the toad.

9 rare and beautiful wild UK orchids

by Laura Cottam, Volunteer Content Writer on 29 May 2019

Orchids are some of the most beautiful and unique wild plants you'll see in the UK. They are rare but well worth finding if you are up for the challenge.