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Corporate plants success

February 28, 2013 – 7:59 am |

Robinson & Hall’s Laura Freeman reports on a corporate day’s planting earlier in the month.
On Wednesday 13 February, a team from Robinson & Hall wrapped up warm and donned their hats and wellies for an …

A multipurpose barn

February 27, 2013 – 12:41 pm | One Comment

Anyone visiting the Forest Centre at the moment can’t fail to notice a rather large frame appearing at one end of the car park. This development sprang originally from an urgent need for workshop space that …

Fabulous Foxes!

February 26, 2013 – 10:18 am |

Yes, there were plenty of fabulous foxes at the Forest Centre last Friday.  There were plenty of kids too, all having lots of fun making fox masks – they all went away looking suitably foxy, wearing …

Archive quiz – entries now open

February 21, 2013 – 5:49 pm |

The Bedfordshire and Luton Archives Service Quiz night will take place at the Forest Centre on 23 May this year and they are looking for teams of up to six to battle it out over …

The Volunteer Sales Table

February 19, 2013 – 7:00 am |

During 2012, items sold from the Volunteer Sales Table in reception have raised a considerable sum of money which all goes towards funding tree planting activities and creating the Forest.
We sell a variety of items, …

What’s about out there?

February 17, 2013 – 7:00 am |

Well, I’ve seen quite large flocks of redwings in the fields near Wiles Wood.  A few days ago, when it started snowing, some of them came to shelter in the hawthorn hedge at the end …

Poplar Felling at the Grange Estate

February 14, 2013 – 1:00 pm |

Walking amongst trees is always good for the soul but on a windy day when the branches are creaking and clattering it’s the stuff of nightmares for site managers due to the health and safety …

Did you know …?

February 13, 2013 – 6:00 pm |

Valentine’s Day (14th February) is also the start of National Nest Box Week.  A timely reminder that the birds will soon be looking for suitable nesting sites.
Boxes, made by volunteers, are on sale at the Forest …

Opening hours + Info

February 13, 2013 – 12:47 pm | 14 Comments

Opening Hours
Weekdays – 9am to 5pm.
Weekends – 10am – 5pm
Gate Closure – 5pm
Last orders in the Lakeside Cafe are 15 minutes before closing.
Car park – the Forest Centre car park is free (we do request …

The Ancient Mower

February 12, 2013 – 12:24 pm |

To give you an idea of the diversity of activities that we volunteers get up to, here’s Derek’s story about the restoration work he’s been doing on a piece of historic machinery found at the …

Fifty species bird walk

February 7, 2013 – 8:45 am | 2 Comments

Lucky walkers enjoyed a great bird walk last Saturday – fifty species ticked off in three hours; and whilst this is a good tally, it’s not  a record for a bird walk in the Millennium …

Treasure Trails – coming soon!

February 6, 2013 – 8:00 am |

We are teaming up with Treasure Trails Beds and Herts, to offer Treasure Trails from the Forest Centre. Whilst details are yet to be finalised, we hope to have some driving trails up and running in …

Health Walks

February 5, 2013 – 11:48 am | One Comment

It is nearly10 years since Health Walks started at the Forest Centre.  Maggie was the first leader and now we have 7 leaders.  Initially, the number of people walking was fairly modest.  More recently, however, …

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