April 2015 - The Heart of England Forest

Get your coat!

When her school gave her a spare afternoon a week for work experience, 17-year-old Katie Hillier headed straight to the forest…

‘On Wednesday afternoons, my school allows us to do work experience. I’m interested in biology and conservation and I wanted to do something a bit different.

Great news: the hunters are thriving!

Amazingly, last year the chances of spotting a kestrel, or even an owl, were higher than ever before on both the Dorsington and Spernal estates in the Heart of England Forest.

After a mild winter, and with a thriving vole population to keep hungry chicks happy, mid-year reports came in of early laying tawny and barn owls.

Stephen’s seasons

‘Spring and summer are really exciting seasons in the forest. Once the winter planting comes to an end, new life shoots up everywhere. Then, as the days get longer and warmer, the forest is full of colour and noise and the air is thick with floral aromas. ‘In late June, the small-leaved lime flowers appear in their sweet-smelling clusters.

Guided Walks in the Forest

Enjoy the fresh air and glorious countryside with the added benefit of a forest guide to point out all the fascinating things you might have missed! Places on the walks are limited, so please register today to avoid disappointment. Join us on a Guided Woodland Walk Click here to sign up to one of our guided Woodland Walks. Discover the Heart of England Forest with one of our Forest Guides and learn about how we are planting tomorrow’s great native...
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