This summer we’re encouraging families to get out in the fresh air by celebrating the simple stick – the must-have toy for outdoor adventures. Take a look to see why imaginative play in nature is so important for kids, and watch musician Raleigh Ritchie’s rap about the magic of the stick.
Love nature and travel? Read the shortlist of books in the running for the 2016 Wainwright Prize for travel and nature writing. It includes tales set in the windswept Orkneys, a Yorkshire woodland, along glittering rivers and from a shepherd in the Lake District.
We have won a national award for generating environmentally friendly forms of energy. We are working on 40 renewables projects across the country as part of our cause to protect the environment and look after our places now and into the future.
We are working on a new study into the threat of leprosy in red squirrels with the University of Edinburgh and Dorset Wildlife Trust. Its aim is to better understand the impact of leprosy in Britain’s red squirrel population.
An Arctic Tern from one of our places has completed the longest bird migration on record. Featured on BBC Springwatch earlier this month, researchers from Newcastle University explain what they discovered.