Sam Macvie, Biodiversity Data and Survey Officer and Emma Kersley, Biodiversity Officer (Grasslands)
Our biodiversity team, with the help of volunteers, has been out surveying grasslands across the Forest this spring and summer. The knowledge gained from gathering this information is aiding the management of these wonderful green spaces to further improve them.
Monitoring wild service trees nationwide for the next 150 years
25 August 2023
the Heart of England Forest
A seed source trial was established in England in 2019 aiming to test some possible seed sources for tree breeding of the wild service tree in Great Britain. One of the trial sites is right here in the Heart of England Forest – see how they are faring in the Forest five years into the trial.
Purple emperors; the impressive but elusive butterfly
25 July 2023
Sam Macvie, Biodiversity Data and Survey Officer
The purple emperor is the UK’s second largest butterfly with females having a wingspan of over 9cm across. However, the male is arguably a more impressive butterfly, with upper wings reflecting a blueish purple. Find out more about how this rare butterfly is faring in the Forest.
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