A spiders spotters guide…

Thanks partly to their demonization at Halloween as hairy, scary little monsters, spiders often receive a bad press. Of course, that couldn’t be further from the truth and here at the Heart of England Forest we love them because they help us keep the insect population in check. In fact, we like them so much we’ve prepared our Spider Spotter’s Guide to five species that you might see as you wander through the woodland

High rollers are a nasty nuisance

Some of the scariest pests that threaten their wellbeing are also some of the smallest. A common pest is the caterpillar of the Tortrix roller moth, also known as the oak leaf roller, which can cause extensive damage to young oak trees.

Helping cast seeds far and wide

We’ve all blown the fluffy seeds off a dandelion stalk, and many species rely on the blustery wind to carry their seeds to a new location. However, it’s the local wildlife that provides the most intriguing methods of transportation.

Vauxhall: 20% by 2020

See how our long term supporter, Vauxhall, have extended their support in helping drive our forest’s growth forwards towards our long term goal of an unbroken 30,000 acre forest.

Start making scents!

A walk in the woods can stimulate almost all the senses, but perhaps the wonderful scents created by nature are the most evocative. Have you ever thought of recreating some of those beautifully fresh fragrances at home? Just think what a great Christmas gift a bath oil or perfume made of natural ingredients could make.

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