Volunteer Content Writer
I’ve always been in love with the world outdoors and particularly all things plants! I’m currently studying my master’s degree in conservation at UCL and my biggest passion in life is science communication and letting everyone know about the wonderful world we live in.
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Elderberry recipes: How to make elderberry wine
Blog post By Laura Cottam, 8 August 2017, Things to see and do
Elderberries are a delicious fruit that can be used in lots of different recipes. They’re simple to find and you can make wine using this simple recipe!
SSSI Definition: What is it and what does it mean for conservation and development?
Blog post By Laura Cottam, 3 July 2017, Wildlife & nature, Threats
SSSI’s. You’ve probably heard of them but what do they do and how can they help to protect ancient woodlands from development!?
Wild orchids in the UK: 9 rare and beautiful plants to see
Blog post By Laura Cottam, 15 June 2017, Wildlife & nature
Orchids are some of the most beautiful and unique plants you can find in the UK. Many species are rare but are well worth finding if you are up for the challenge.
Why do nettles sting? And do dock leaves really help?
Blog post By Laura Cottam, 24 May 2017, Wildlife & nature
Stinging nettles can often be irritating when out for a walk. Often the first move when afflicted by a sting is to reach for the nearest dock leave, but do they really help?
Mother's Day: trees in folklore and tradition
Blog post By Laura Cottam, 20 March 2017, Wildlife & nature
Mother's day is almost upon us in the UK. But did you know that in folklore and tradition, trees are associated with motherhood too? Find out which ones.
Why are moths attracted to light?
Blog post By Laura Cottam, 10 March 2017, Wildlife & nature
Like a moth to a flame is a well known phrase. But why are moths so attracted to light? This blog explores a couple of theories.
How to forage wild garlic and make wild garlic pesto
Blog post By Laura Cottam, 18 February 2017, Wildlife & nature
Celebrate wild garlic season with this incredible, fresh wild garlic pesto recipe.
Nine things to do outdoors this weekend
Blog post By Laura Cottam, 19 January 2017, Wildlife & nature, Things to see and do
Need inspiration for a gloomy day? Look for animal tracks. See the stars. Make the birds a cake. Here are nine ideas to brighten up your weekend.
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