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Operation: Tern Raft

April 24, 2012 – 2:07 pm |


Location: Causeway Lake, Grange Estate, Willington, BRVP
Need: Increase nesting habitat for Common Tern  

You might not know it but the network of lakes, grass fields and disturbed ground that exists between Bedford and Willington provides …

Do all hoverflies look the same to you? Bioblitz! is the answer

April 24, 2012 – 12:37 pm |

From midday on 23rd to midday 24thJune 2012, the Millennium Country Park will be holding its first Bioblitz!
What is this you may ask?! Well, it’s an event to discover as many different types of wildlife within …

Bird watching walks – book now!

April 24, 2012 – 12:02 pm |

Dawn chorus and breakfast – Saturday 28 April, 4.30am
Dawn chorus for sleepyheads, Saturday 12 May, 7.00am
If ever you’ve promised yourself the chance to find out about our breeding birds or a totally immersive experience of a …

Volunteers get weaving

April 24, 2012 – 10:43 am |

The Grange volunteers, or at least four of them, have spent several days creating a bird viewing screen at Causeway Lake, in the centre of the Grange Estate, Willington. The lake, which is a haven for …

Running classes

April 19, 2012 – 1:07 pm |

Following a chocolate filled Easter you might be thinking about getting a bit fitter.
Why not join the beginners running group which is starting up at the Millennium Country Park? Take some time out to keep …

Joan Ferguson honoured by High Sheriff

April 18, 2012 – 6:26 am |

Joan Ferguson, the Forest Volunteers’ Co-ordinator, was given a High Sheriff’s Citizenship Award during March at a special ceremony held at Bedford College. Joan has been a vital part of the Forest’s volunteer team for …


April 17, 2012 – 1:06 pm |

Easter Sunday and Easter Monday saw the second annual Easter Trail at the Millennium Country Park.
The weather was dry on Sunday so we were cautiously optimistic about the numbers of children who would arrive to …

The tern raft expedition

April 12, 2012 – 4:00 pm |

A few weeks ago, during a cold snap I responded to an email from Ranger Sven asking for a volunteer for an unspecified ‘special project’ – I ought to have had more sense as water …

Brilliant birds and marvellous migration – Thursday 12 April

April 10, 2012 – 9:43 am |

Fun and games at the Forest Centre for kids aged 4 to 10 and it’s all about a couple of birds that will be arriving in the Millennium Country Park any minute – cuckoos and swallows. …

Forest at the Festival

April 3, 2012 – 6:12 am |

July will bring the River Festival to Bedford (21 & 22 July) and we aim to be there with a stand and loads of information. It’s a chance for you to meet some of our team …

The Olympics – leave your sports fan with us!

April 2, 2012 – 6:00 am |

We are very keen sportsmen and women here in the Forest and when tree planting is added to the Olympian list of sporting endeavour, we will be there with our spades. We can’t however, offer …

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