Whispers from the Wood 6: Ep 6: If Trees Could Talk…

In this week's episode of our exclusive video series, James takes you to the Welsh/English border to hear the story of one of his ancient trees, The Oak at the Gate of the Dead. James also discusses how veteran trees extend their lives by reshape themselves over many years, a process called "retrenchment".

Ancient trees really do have stories to tell and we hope it will inspire you to go ancient tree hunting for yourself.

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Whispers from the Wood, Ep 5: Make Your Own Medicine

Lea makes her own cough syrup using wild medicinal plants, which is easy to make yourself. With just a few ingredients you can help keep coughs and cold at bay. Leas uses nettle, spruce and plantain mixed with brandy and honey.

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Whispers from the Wood, Ep 4: Animal Tracks & Signs

James is out walking in a conifer forest today and he's found some interesting clues to animal activity. This is a good opportunity to examine animal tracks & signs, as we uncover what has been feeding on the spruce cones. Also you can learn abut how to identify the Sitka Spruce tree, one of our most common forestry trees in the UK.

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Whispers from the Wood, Ep 3: How To Create a Nature Journal

Lea gives viewers a look into the pages of her nature journals, sharing how she uses them as learning aids and inspiration. Journalling is an effective way to record and enhance your own nature connection journey. Lea gives you tips on how to start your own journal today.

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How To Forage Winberries (bilberry)

I show you one of my favourite wild foods, the winberry. Many call it bilberry. Learn how to identify it, where it grows and how to pick it quickly. This is an amazing free food to forage and grows abundantly in uplands. I am using these tasty berries to make a summer pudding, which will be the subject of another video.

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