It is well known that wildlife has an extraordinary ability to survive some of the harshest of conditions, but not all species are prepared to battle the winter elements. When the going gets tough, the tough sometimes go to sleep!
Shocking stats on screen time, and the impact it has on the amount of time children are spending outdoors, inspired the activities for the Heart of England Forest’s first ever Mini Foresters session on Saturday 3rd November 2018.
Everyone at the Heart of England Forest is excited to introduce you to the newest member of the team based at Forest HQ in Dorsington. Karen Hillier joined us in November and her role is to help to support and develop fundraising at the charity. As Fundraising Officer, she will be championing and supporting local corporate partnerships, as well as encouraging and developing new initiatives for communities and individuals to help raise funds for the benefit of the charity.
Providing access to the forest as permissive footpaths is one of the ways we are able to open up the forest to visitors. To allow people to enjoy the Forest 364 days a year, we need to close them for just one day, and this year all permissive paths will be closed on Wednesday 5th December for 24 hours.
The Heart of England Forest is on the shortlist in Tesco stores in Barnt Green, Alcester, Bromsgrove, Redditch and Studley during November and December 2018.
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.