Acquiring land is central to our vision of creating a 30,000 acre Forest across the heart of the country which will be here for hundreds of years to come. In 2020 we acquired three new sites.
Our Green Recovery Challenge Fund project will deliver environmental benefits, not only locally, but also on a national scale. The Heart of England Forest is the largest new native broadleaf Forest in England and is ideally positioned to scale up climate action to create a resilient green future.
The Forest at Sheriffs Lench is a great place for wildlife, and we will soon be installing nesting boxes to help both bats and breeding birds on this site, funded by a Natural Networks grant.
March is a great time to see hares. Find out why they box, how they differ from rabbits and where you can see them in the Forest.
The common shrew makes its home in the Forest hedgerows, woodlands and grasslands. A similar size to mice, the pointed nose of the shrew is a dead giveaway.
During lockdown nature offers an encouraging reminder that the world keeps turning and that this difficult time will pass.