See you later pollinator

In the UK there are 1,500 species of insect pollinator. The best known are bees and wasps but flies, butterflies, moths and even some beetles are pollinators too. Find out about a few of the more colourful species and the wildflowers they love so much.

The riches of ragwort

Ragwort, with its spray of golden-petalled flowers, attracts no less than 77 insect species and 30 of these use it at their sole food source. There are 3 species of ragwort found in the Heart of England Forest where it is responsibly managed.

Summer’s no holiday for our valued volunteers!

Summer’s no holiday for our valued volunteers! There are a wide variety of tasks to do from nurturing tree seedlings, helping at events or getting involved with wildlife surveying. Our team of volunteers is steadily growing and we’d love to hear from you if you would like to get involved.

A 1.6 Million Milestone

Having ended the 2016-17 planting season with another 180,000 new native broadleaf trees planting in the Heart of England Forest we are proud to announce this has led us to reach the milestone of 1.6 million trees planted since 1996.

Fantastic figures (and where to find them)…

Who is your hero or villain? Visit our late founder’s Garden of Heroes and Villains and see over 50 life-sized bronze sculptures. The public open day will feature a host of activities including a yew tree maze, children’s quiz and poetry garden.