Man with a Springer spaniel
Feb 13 2018

Canine clampdown at Moncrieffe Hill

We are running a campaign for better behaved dogs and dog owners at Moncreiffe Hill Wood outside Perth. There has been a spate of problems including livestock disturbance, fouling and out of control dogs jumping on people. Site manager Jill Aitken decided it was time to steer dog owners...

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Frog in water
Jan 17 2018

Citizen science.. let’s get involved

With nearly 70 species and 180 events there are opportunities for everyone to get involved with Nature’s Calendar. By sharing your wildlife sightings you will be contributing to a dataset with records dating back to 1753. This provides an invaluable source of information for researchers...

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Ancient trees in woodland setting
Jan 17 2018

What is ancient woodland?

Ancient woodland has been around for centuries and supports some of our richest and most precious wildlife habitats. These areas which have been undisturbed for hundreds of years are often home to rare wildlife and sensitive woodland plants and each unique woodland offers us a...

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Nature's Calendar volunteer Greg
Jan 17 2018

How I became a recorder for the Trust…

The story of how a retired scientist learnt some more science in a new subject by getting involved with Nature’s Calendar and citizen science. I first heard of Nature’s Calendar one spring on Radio 4’s morning “Today” programme, and the idea of citizen science fascinated...

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Pine cones on a conifer
Jan 17 2018

Think you know your conifers?

Conifers can be more difficult to identify than broadleaved trees, however they can still be affected by a number of our Observatree priority pests and diseases. We need to be able to identify the tree hosts to aid us in the detection and identification of diseases...

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Woodland Trust stand and marquee at a show
Jan 17 2018

See you at the show?

We have a very exciting schedule of agricultural Shows coming up in 2018. and we're looking for the support of existing Woodland Trust volunteers. The team, with your help, will be travelling the length and breadth of Northern Ireland this summer spreading the word of...

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Northern Ireland volunteers enjoying tea
Jan 16 2018

NI volunteers celebrate success

A group of festive volunteers congregated in the Bangor office on 12th December to celebrate their wonderful efforts throughout 2017.  They mingled, discussed their different woods and spread Christmas cheer. The morning took the form of a short presentation from staff on what the Trust had...

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