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People power means a better future for Scotland’s woods

by Charles Dundas, Public Affairs Manager - Scotland on 22 March 2019

Hundreds of you responded to the consultation on Scotland's Forestry Strategy 2019-2029. Together, we’ve improved the outlook for Scotland’s valuable woods.

10 common garden birds to spot on your bird feeder

by Hannah Vickers, Content Editor on 21 March 2019

Find out all about the common British garden birds, what to feed them and how to identify them.

Wildflowers for bees: how to attract bees to your garden

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 18 March 2019

Wild bees and other pollinators are in decline. But there are things you can do in your garden to help reverse this trend including increasing food and habitat. Includes our top nine bee-friendly wildflowers to plant in your garden.

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.

British trees to plant in your garden: 14 native tree ideas

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 06 March 2019

British trees pack a big punch in your garden. Make space for one or two you’ll have year-round interest and be supporting wildlife too. Here's our top 14 native trees to plant in your garden.

Why do hares box? And other hare facts

by Russell Hedley, Marketing & Communications Officer on 04 March 2019

Find out why brown hares can be seen boxing in fields during the month of March, earning them their 'mad March' name, along with lots of other facts about hares.

Deforestation and climate change: what's the link?

by Nick Atkinson, Senior Advisor on 04 March 2019

Climate change is a global concern that challenges all of us. But what do deforestation and climate change mean? What's their relationship? And how can you help?

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.