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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Foraging Hawthorn (Wild Food in September)

Discover how to forage hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) in the hedgerow and what tasty wild foods you can make from it. Haws make a great wild medicine and have many health benefits. Join Lea (and baby Beren) as they show you how to identify and collect this awesome plant.

This is just a sneak peek of a much longer video. Our 'Wild Food Walk' videos are a regular series exclusively available to and funded by our lovely Patrons. Each month we explore the best that wild food has to offer, here in the UK.

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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.

Whispers from the Wood is a regular video series funded by and exclusively for our lovely Patrons. Each week we dive into experienced we've had during our nature connection journey and we also support you along your journey to a deeper connection to the natural world with craft ideas, insights and stories.

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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.

Whispers from the Wood is a regular video series funded by and exclusively for our lovely Patrons. Each week we dive into experienced we've had during our nature connection journey and we also support you along your journey to a deeper connection to the natural world with craft ideas, insights and stories.

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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.

Whispers from the Wood is a regular video series funded by and exclusively for our lovely Patrons. Each week we dive into experienced we've had during our nature connection journey and we also support you along your journey to a deeper connection to the natural world with craft ideas, insights and stories.

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