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Puffins on the Farne Islands, Northumberland
Tom the robot is being trialled at Wimpole in Cambridgeshire

Working with robots to transform farming 

Wimpole, an 18th-century farm in our care, is at the forefront of testing the latest robotic technology that could transform the way we farm in future. Discover how we're working with the Small Robot Company to tackle weeds, monitor crops and protect wildlife.

A close up over the shoulder of the Custodian looking at the 1588 Welsh Bible at Ty Mawr Wybrnant, Snowdonia

Hydro power helps protect the first Welsh Bible 

We鈥檝e installed a new hydro-electric turbine at T欧 Mawr Wybrnant, Conwy, to help protect its unique collection of over 200 Bibles threatened by damp. The books include a rare original copy of the first Welsh Bible, printed in 1588.

A seal pup on the Farne Islands

Seal pups spotted on the Farne Islands 

The first Atlantic grey seal pups of the season have been spotted on the Farne Islands, just off the Northumberland coast. This means our rangers can start this year's seal count to see if numbers are still on the increase, as has been the trend over the last five years. Globally, the Atlantic grey seal is very rare, so it's very important that we know how the population on the Farnes is faring.

Fire fighters tackling the flames at Marsden Moor, West Yorkshire

Thank you for helping us restore Marsden Moor 

With your help we鈥檝e been able to start repairing Marsden Moor, which was devastated by fires earlier this year. So far, we鈥檝e raised over 拢100,000 to help reverse the damage to this precious peatland landscape. But there鈥檚 still more that needs to be done.

A close up of signatures in the Chartwell Visitors Book

The mystery of Chartwell's Visitors Book signatures 

Staff and volunteers have been digitising the historic Visitors Book at Chartwell in Kent to reveal the famous names who came to call - including Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier and President Truman - but 15 names can't be deciphered.

A mandrake sculpture from the folklore trail at Charlecote Park, Warwickshire

Tales of folklore and superstition 

The nights are drawing in and we鈥檇 like to hear your tales of mysterious beliefs, superstitions and traditions before they disappear into the mists of time.

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