Aerial view of Spernal and Windmill Hill
News

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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A lifeline for nature: valuing the Forest’s hedgerows

1 October 2023
 by 
Heart of England Forest
Hedgerows are species ‘super-highways’ for numerous varieties of insects and small mammals, and a powerful tool in helping fight the climate crisis.
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Supported internships: A springboard to success within the Forest

29 September 2023
 by 
Ellie Jones and Harry Jones
Shockingly, only 5.1% of people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) secure full time employment. We are proud to provide opportunities for young people with additional needs to gain access to supported work and training.
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Sustainable seed sourcing in the Forest

29 September 2023
 by 
Heart of England Forest
With autumn in the air, seeds, berries, and nuts are abundant in the Forest. Our fantastic volunteers have already made good headway into the collection of healthy seeds that will become the next generation of Forest trees.
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The delight of orchards

29 September 2023
 by 
Ed Leszczynski, Forest Projects Manager
Ed Leszczynski, Forest Projects Manager, sinks his teeth into the core of the apple orchards we find in and around the Heart of England Forest, in preparation for National Apple Day on 21st October.
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Over 10 years of bird of prey monitoring in the Forest

31 August 2023
 by 
the Heart of England Forest
For over 10 years, the South Warwickshire Barn Owl Survey group, headed up by John and Ros Matthews and Roger Juckes, have been surveying bird of prey nest boxes across the Heart of England Forest. Find out how the birds of prey are faring in the Forest this year in comparison to previous years.
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Autumn Equinox: Connecting your senses with nature

31 August 2023
 by 
Harriet Hart, volunteer
It is the season of woolly hats and cosy nights at home; pumpkin-picking and spiced lattes; bonfires and harvest festivals; but there is more to this time of year than you may realise.
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