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Juvenile eagle flying above trees
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White-tailed eagles explore the Isle of Wight
Meet our white-tailed eagle project officer and find out what the birds have been getting up to since release
Woman using phone app in Autumn
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10 September 2019
Share your #AutumnLeafWatch photos to win! Enter our photo competition to win an annual membership and £200 to spend on new photography kit at Jessops.
Couple walking along trail with sun shining through trees
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29 August 2019
A guest blog from our Chair Sir Harry Studholme on the date of our 100th birthday
Close up of white-tailed Eagle over water
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22 August 2019
The UK's largest bird of prey, the white-tailed eagle, has been returned to England's shores in this exciting conservation project.
Autumn red orange trees
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08 August 2019
Uncover the science behind the changing season, and discover why leaves change colour in this magical season.
The Angel of the North sculpture with blue skies
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23 July 2019
Escape the city this summer with a shady forest walk
Blakemere lake with leaves from trees around the edge of the picture
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22 July 2019
Escape the city heat with one of our top spots near Manchester
Open space with trees
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26 June 2019
Beat the heat | Top spots near London to cool down this summer

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Autumn coloured canopy from below

Zog activity trails

Follow panels and complete activities along the way as you head on a forest journey with Zog. Look out for characters from the story, uncover hidden signs on reveal panels, collect stars as you learn like Zog did at Dragon school, and complete challenges along the way.