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The meaning of spring

Journalists often ask me ‘what does spring mean to you?’ and there is perhaps more to that question than first meets the eye, with both technical and social definitions of the word “spring” in common usage. Definitions of spring Meteorologists … Continue reading

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Woodland Highlights: May

Thankfully some warmth has returned to our shores. This is the last month of spring and many trees are flushed with their new leaves. Keen photographers may want to take this opportunity to capture them while they are still fresh and vivid … Continue reading

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Lords shed light on Government’s new Forestry Policy

This Wednesday saw a very welcomed debate on the Governments’ response to the Independent Panel on Forestry’s recommendations, led by the Panel’s Chair, the Rt Rev James Jones, the Bishop of Liverpool.   Given that the Government’s new Forestry Policy Statement … Continue reading

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What fungi are trying to tell us about our planet’s future

With the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness most definitely upon us, it’s a good time to start looking out for fungi. In fact, researchers have found that owing to climate warming, we now have twice as long to look … Continue reading

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The vital role of citizen science

For the past 14 years, enthusiastic volunteers have been helping track changes in seasonal natural events through Nature’s Calendar, adding thousands of records to the UK Phenology Network database. Faithfully, they have observed and recorded when trees come into leaf … Continue reading

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Woodland Highlights: May

Summer may be just around the corner, but May has many more spring delights for you. It is still a month of transformation, as greenery continues to explode with life. This can be a great time to take photos, as … Continue reading

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The Blue Belles of Woodland

‘The blue bell is the sweetest flower That waves in summer air; Its blossoms have the mightiest power To soothe my spirit’s care.’ – The Blue Bell by Emily Jane Bronte This gentle poem sums up the beauty of the … Continue reading

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