Aerial view of Spernal and Windmill Hill
News

Celebrating our volunteers

3 June 2024
 by 
the volunteer team, Ben, Jonathan and Kelsey
This National Volunteers’ Week we are celebrating the amazing achievements made by volunteers during this past year.
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Under the magnifying glass: Shield bugs

1 March 2024
 by 
Avery Hill, Assistant Biodiversity Officer
Shield bugs are large insects with a shape that resembles a medieval shield – hence their name. The latest State of Nature report sadly found that our predatory invertebrates have decreased by 40% in England since the 1970s. Find out more about shield bugs in the Forest.
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Meet the team: Chief Operating Officer Steve

31 January 2024
 by 
Heart of England Forest
Creating and conserving England’s largest new native broadleaf woodland would not be possible without our dedicated and hardworking team. We introduce you to Steve Eddy, Chief Operating Officer, and Acting Chief Executive.
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Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2024

31 January 2024
 by 
The Heart of England Forest
This National Apprenticeship Week 2024, we are celebrating the opportunities and value that apprenticeships bring to the Forest.
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Frog and toad spotting in the Forest

15 January 2024
 by 
Heart of England Forest
Help us protect frogs and toads in the Forest by taking part in our spawn sighting survey.
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How to identify trees in winter

18 December 2023
 by 
Fiona Brewis, Assistant Forest Ranger
Identifying trees in winter can be tricky. Assistant Forest Ranger Fiona shares her top tips to help you hone your species spotting skills.
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The Forest in the fight against flooding

18 December 2023
 by 
Dave Throup, Trustee
With extreme weather events and flooding on the increase, the Forest has a vital role to play in flood alleviation. Dave Throup, charity trustee and flooding expert, explains.
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