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Forest Volunteers’ AGM Tuesday 7 May

April 30, 2013 – 3:30 pm |

Calling all Forest Volunteers – the Annual General Meeting of the Marston Vale Volunteers’ Co-ordinating Group (MVVCOG) will take place at the Forest Centre, Marston Moretaine at 7pm on Tuesday 7 May. This is a …

Cuckoo and Turtle Dove in serious decline

April 30, 2013 – 10:33 am |

This year the Bedfordshire Bird Club are collecting all cuckoo and turtle dove records.  These species are in serious decline and we aim to map all records during the course of the year.
So whether it’s …

International Dawn Chorus Day

April 23, 2013 – 1:24 pm |

International Dawn Chorus Day I hear you ask?  Yes, it’s on Sunday, 5th May.  So why not get up with the lark, so to speak, and enjoy the wonderful sounds of early morning bird song. …

Buzzards moving in?

April 17, 2013 – 1:42 pm | 4 Comments

Twenty five years ago this would have caused such a stir! Buzzards then were birds of the uplands, seen fairly commonly over moorland of Wales and Devon, Yorkshire and Cumbria, but not in Bedfordshire. How …

Early migrants – or not!

April 10, 2013 – 6:00 am |

I turned up at the Forest Centre early on Saturday morning to join a group of eager bird watchers.  We were hoping to see some early migrants but, because of the unseasonably chilly weather of late, …

Froggy Fun at the Forest Centre

April 9, 2013 – 8:23 am | One Comment

There were frogs aplenty at the Forest Centre on Thursday as Jane and her band of volunteer helpers organised another successful Kids’ Event.  This time, the theme was frogs and each child made one of …

Egg-cellent Easter Trail!

April 3, 2013 – 1:34 pm |

Almost 400 eager children (and lots of mums, dads, grandparents, etc.) enjoyed the Easter Trail over the weekend.  They braved a chilling wind to complete the trail and answer the nature-related questions, using the information …



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