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Become a wildlife recorder to help protect our wild plants and animals

by Russell Hedley, Marketing & Communications Officer on 27 November 2018

Woodland is one of the best habitats to see our brilliant British wildlife and recording the species we see is vital. Find out why and how you can help.

British winter birds: who to spot this season

by Valerie I Hurst, Volunteer on 21 November 2018

Winter may bring cold weather and darkness, but it’s still a great time to see wildlife. Follow our handy ID tips and brighten your winter with a bit of bird spotting!

Campaigns update: railways, housing plans and a win for ancient trees

by Nicole Hillier, Assistant Campaigner - Ancient Woodland on 10 July 2018

The campaigns team has had a railway themed month! Find out about our progress with HS2 and Network Rail, plus a win for ancient trees.

The early bird catches the… caterpillar

by Martha Boalch, Citizen Science Officer on 24 April 2018

Scientists have used Nature's Calendar data in a study on the effects of earlier springs on feeding relationships in deciduous forests. The findings have been published in a respected scientific journal.

Life in the Women’s Timber Corp

by Katherine Owen, Ancient Woodland Restoration Engagement Manager on 18 March 2018

A story of Jeanne Preston’s time in the Women’s Timber Corp during the Second World War – what she was involved with and who she met along the way.

Dwayne Fields: for the love of trees

by Dwayne Fields, Guest Blogger on 13 March 2018

Londoner Dwayne Fields was the first black Briton to reach the North Pole. He trains for his next goal – a 700-mile walk to the South Pole – in Epping Forest, his escape route from his troubled teenage years.

Crab Apple trees with fruit

What happens to tree seeds at the Millennium Seed Bank?

by Martha Boalch, Citizen Science Officer on 20 February 2018

We take a closer look at what happens to the tree seeds our volunteers send to the Millennium Seed Bank for the UK National Tree Seed Project.

Ancient Tree Inventory: our 2017 highlights

by David Alderman, Head Verifier on 27 January 2018

From finding trees under threat to recording the longest avenue of trees in Europe, the Ancient Tree Inventory volunteers were busy in 2017.

Thank you for your support in 2017

by Beccy Speight, Chief Executive on 22 December 2017

As the end of the year draws near, we say a big thank you to our supporters for their crucial role in our successes and achievements in 2017.

A seed's-eye view of the Millennium Seed Bank

by Martha Boalch, Citizen Science Officer on 21 December 2017

The Millenium Seed Bank stores seeds. This is not as simple a task as it may seem on the surface. Discover the surprising answers to some FAQs that intrigue people.

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