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Celebrate spring with the latest issue of Broadleaf magazine

by Vincent Crump, Consultant Editor on 15 March 2019

A bright new issue of Broadleaf blooms this week. Read about our scientific goals, discover the dawn chorus, meet a dormouse-sniffing labrador and more.

10 weird and wacky woodland wildlife wonders

by Andy Bond, Senior PR officer on 15 March 2019

From fruity slugs and spiders to a curry and Mr Whippy ice creams – welcome to the little-known wonders of UK woodland!

What hatched here? How to identify bird egg shells

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 13 March 2019

Found a fragment of egg in the garden, woods or park? Here's a quick guide to the most common UK bird eggs too help you find out which species it came from.

SSSI definition: what is it and what does it mean for conservation and development?

by Laura Cottam, Volunteer Content Writer on 01 March 2019

A Site of Special Scientific Interest is a formal conservation designation. Learn how they are determined, why we have them and where to see them in the UK.

Red-tailed bumblebee on tree stump

Where do bees go in winter? And other insects’ winter behaviour

by Judith Garforth, Citizen Science Officer (Nature’s Calendar) on 13 February 2019

Ever wondered where insects go in winter? Find out where different species of bee and other species of insect go when the weather gets cold, and when to spot them emerging.

Discover woodland wildlife with innovative new toolkit

by Alastair Hotchkiss, Conservation Advisor - Ancient Woodlands on 12 February 2019

The Woodland Wildlife Toolkit allows wood owners and wildlife enthusiasts to easily search for important wildlife likely to be in or near a woodland.

The best woodland walks in London

by James Martin, Content Editor on 28 January 2019

You don't have to leave London to enjoy the sights and sounds of a woodland walk. Here is our pick of the best places for a stroll in the city.

How to make a bird feeder: easy homemade feeders

by Amy Lewis, Content Manager on 15 January 2019

Attract birds to your garden with these simple feeder ideas. Turn pine cones into seed balls, repurpose old juice cartons or make your own squirrel baffle. They're cheap, easy and great activities to do with kids.

Discover a world without walls this winter

by Victoria Phillips, Senior Copywriter on 14 January 2019

A new year. Time for new beginnings, new resolutions and new ambitions. Why not do something different this year? Join us to discover a world without walls.

Woodland wellness: the benefits of exercising in nature

by Hannah Vickers, Content Editor on 14 January 2019

Find out why exercising in woodland can benefit your workout, boost your mood and improve your wellbeing.