May 27 2020

Taking time for wildlife during lockdown

Busy blue tits having been nesting, butterflies are a flutter, bees buzzing and beautiful bluebells have flowered. The colour of towns, cities and the countryside have changed as nature creates a feast for the senses through spring. While we've mostly watched spring unfold from our homes...

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May 13 2020

Arboreal Fictions

Big Novels about Big Forests   Lockdown, with its many frustrations, has, nevertheless, been a opportunity to do some reading, and I’ve made my way to the end of two arboreal novels in the past few weeks. Both of them have, in their own ways, offered perplexed...

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May 05 2020

Favourite sign of spring

As a volunteer historical researcher and photographer for the Londonthorpe Woods project – a joined effort of the Woodland Trust and the National Trust (Belton House) near Grantham, Lincolnshire, and a photographer of wherever in the country Estelle Slegers Helsen spots a Woodland Trust wood,...

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May 04 2020

Latest edition of Woodwise

  The spring 2020 issue of Wood Wise focuses on how trees can simultaneously tackle the climate and nature emergencies. Scientists at the forefront of applied research explain how many more trees we need to plant, why native trees are best, and how to make the...

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