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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Connect to nature and combat the January blues

15 December 2023
 by 
the Heart of England Forest
Despite being perceived as a nation of nature lovers, the UK has been ranked the lowest in Europe for our ‘nature connectedness.’ But why does nature connectivity matter and how can it help us combat the January blues?
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Rhinos in the Forest

15 December 2023
 by 
Ed Leszczynski, Forest Projects Officer
The lesser horseshoe bat is rare in the UK and sadly declining in number, so we are delighted to have discovered them in the Forest.
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Behind the scenes: Woodland management during the winter months

15 December 2023
 by 
Melissa Dryland, Assistant Forest Ranger
Tree planting is an important job for our forestry team during the winter months. After all, woodland creation is at the heart of what we do. But it is only part of our mission. We are equally committed to conserving our wonderful Forest. Read on to find out what else we are doing this season.
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The Heart of England Forest focuses on the State of Nature 2023

28 November 2023
 by 
Sophie Leszczynska, Biodiversity Manager
The State of Nature report monitors the abundance and distribution of more than 10,000 species in the UK and the British Overseas Territories with data reaching back to the 1970’s. Information published this year highlights the overall condition of nature in the UK. Sophie Leszczynska, Biodiversity Manager at the Heart of England Forest, explains more...
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Harvest mice in the Forest

28 November 2023
 by 
Sam Macvie, Biodiversity Data and Survey Officer
What do we know about Britain's smallest mouse? And why are we keen to see whereabouts they are living and breeding in the Forest? Sam Macvie, our Biodiversity Data and Survey Officer explains more.
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Behind the scenes: Looking at the Forest from a different perspective

23 November 2023
 by 
Kelsey Wilson, Volunteer Assistant
Over the last three months, volunteers have started taking fixed point photography in set locations across the Forest. Their photographs will help record the geographical and environmental changes in the Forest over time.
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