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Bedgebury National Pinetum Dallimore Valley sunrise splitting the trees
Blog
26 April 2022
Discover our top tips for Forest Listening, the simple act of listening to the sounds of the forest.  
Two adults cycling through the dense green forest on a sunny day
Blog
05 April 2022
Have you discovered the joy of cycling in the forest yet? If not, we want 2022 to be the year that you do! 
Eggs in a nest on the ground
Blog
24 March 2022
Spring brings bird nesting season, but not all birds make their nests in trees!
Young ash leaves bursting out of their buds
Blog
17 March 2022
Trees bursting into leaf is one of the wonderful signs of spring to enjoy, but how much do you know about the budburst?
Butterfly sat in oak leaves in canopy
Blog
15 March 2022
Find out the best places to spot butterflies and discover how we've been working to support them. 
Victoria Pendleton
Blog
11 March 2022
We met with Victoria to hear about what makes the forest a special place. Having recently moved to nearby Wareham Forest, it was the perfect place to find out more from her about exploring the nation’s forests from her backdoor.
Bluebells in sunshine
Blog
01 March 2022
As you head outside this spring, explore the sights, sounds and smells bringing new life to the forest.
Two tawny owl chicks being measured and weighed
Blog
21 December 2021
From exciting reintroduction projects to recording-breaking breeding success for threatened species, here’s our wildlife success stories this year.

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