I'm a botanist with a passion for conservation and the outdoors, and love inspiring adults and children to appreciate woods and wildlife.
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Foraging in February
Blog post By Helen Keating, 22 February 2018, Wildlife & nature, Things to see and do
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.
When to prune fruit trees
Blog post By Helen Keating, 2 February 2018, Wildlife & nature, Tree planting
When is the right time to prune fruit trees? From apples and pears to peaches and plums - here are some general tips.
Foraging in January
Blog post By Helen Keating, 16 January 2018, Wildlife & nature, Things to see and do
You can still forage for tasty treats when it’s cold outside and the leaves have fallen. Here's our list of fruits and nuts to look out for in winter.
How to prune apple trees in winter
Blog post By Helen Keating, 22 December 2017, Tree planting, Things to see and do
Follow these simple winter pruning tips to keep your apple trees looking good and producing a great crop each season. (Photo: Alamy)
Winter tree identification – twigs, buds and silhouettes
Blog post By Helen Keating, 5 December 2017, Wildlife & nature, Things to see and do
When deciduous trees shed their leaves in winter, identification can be tricky. But even on bare trees there are clues to look out for. Take this quiz and test your winter tree ID knowledge.
Foraging in November and December
Blog post By Helen Keating, 15 November 2017, Wildlife & nature, Things to see and do
Don't be put off by short days and cold, damp weather. There are still some foraging treats to brighten your days. Here are some favourites.
Foraging in October
Blog post By Helen Keating, 26 October 2017,
Our top foraging finds for October with top tips on where to find, when and how to use them.
Autumn leaf identification quiz: can you identify these 10 trees?
Blog post By Helen Keating, 12 October 2017, Wildlife & nature
Do you know your hazel from your hawthorn? As many of the trees around us change colour, test your autumn leaf knowledge with our informative quiz.
Find out about UK moths for Moth Night
Blog post By Helen Keating, 12 October 2017, Why woods are wonderful, Things to do at home, Things to do outside
Celebrate amazing moths and find out all about the different types of UK moths. Plus, check out our moth ID sheet, and discover what moths eat and how to attract them to your garden.
Blog post By Helen Keating, 18 September 2017, Wildlife & nature, Things to see and do
Make the most of dark, fragrant elderberries while they’re in season. Try our favourite elderberry recipes.