Reflections on a scorching summer

There’s no doubt the summer of 2018 will be remembered as one of the hottest and driest in living memory, with average temperatures over the peak period hitting 15.8°C – a pinch over the previous record of the mythical summer of 1976, when they averaged 15.77°C. While we humans sweltered, Mother Nature took it all in her stride, but wherever there are temperature extremes, there will be winners and losers.

Change – as good as a rest for autumn trees

Autumn really is one of the best times to visit the Heart of England Forest, with nature launching its own magnificent variety show as the deciduous trees begin shut down for winter and their leaves offer up a palette of dazzling colours to delight visitors.

Hidden depths – fungi in the Forest

As autumn throws a cool, damp blanket over the Heart of England Forest, so conditions become right for a fantastic array of fungi to begin fruiting, but there’s so much more to fungi than first meets the eye.

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