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Nightjar ground nesting
29 June 2020
We hear from recreation ranger Amy Howell on how we’re protecting vital habitats for rare species in the New Forest at this time.
Sence Valley from the air
28 June 2020
Learn what it takes to find new life in the land by giving nature a helping hand.
Woman walking her dog, silhouetted against forest background
26 June 2020
Whether you’ve just discovered your nearest woodland, or you’re thinking of visiting for the very first time, check out our visitor’s guide to the forests for everything you need to know for your first forest foray. 
Mossy Forestry Commission sign through metal fencing
18 June 2020
We go behind the scenes with Tony Bartholomew to hear about his experiences in capturing a year in the life of the nation’s forests.
Woman walking on sunny day surrounded by the bright green forest
11 June 2020
Your participation in the survey will help us understand the role of forests and woodlands for people before, during and after the coronavirus restrictions.
People in forest
06 June 2020
Learn about the transformative and instinctive power of trees when you step under the forest canopy.
Beaver with tags in water
03 June 2020
Once a key part of wetland habitats, these ecosystem engineers were hunted to extinction. Now they’re returning to our forests to see if they can help restore our wetlands and reduce the impact of flooding. 
White-tailed eagle flying in blue sky
11 May 2020
Find out what the young eagles have been up to and what sightings of other eagles from continental Europe mean for our birds.

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