Croaky! – Thousands of toads make perilous mass migration to breed

Each night a sleepy corner of the country witnesses an amphibian march as hundreds of toads and newts make a perilous journey across a busy road to breed. This mass migration to the Woodland Trust owned Haddon Wood, near Castle Carey, Somerset, is being charted for the first time by a team of hardy volunteers….

Sherwood Forest partnership lays down roots

The Woodland Trust is joining the RSPB and a number of other local partners to help shape the future of Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire. Last week saw the partners mark the beginning of a new chapter for the forest with the foundation-laying for a new state of the art visitor centre. It is part of…

The country hawk and the city hawk

In a groundbreaking study on sparrowhawks, scientists have found that city birds in Scotland are more successful than their country cousins. In this study, researchers from RSPB Scotland and the Scottish Raptor Study Group examined differences between populations of the birds in Edinburgh and in the Ayrshire countryside over four years from 2009 to 2012. They…