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An arty partnership

August 29, 2017 – 3:30 pm |

The Forest of Marston Vale has teamed up with The Higgins Museum in Bedford for their forthcoming exhibition, ‘A Walk in the Woods’ which looks at the influence woods and forests have had on British …

Over a hundred volunteers and counting!

April 13, 2017 – 10:15 am |

It’s often said, but still very true to say that as a charity we would not achieve half of what we do without the work of our volunteers.
We have over a 100 regular volunteers who …

Reed All About It – June 2016

June 14, 2016 – 1:41 pm |

Click on this link to see what the Forest Volunteers have been up to lately -  Reed All About It – Jun ’16

Volunteers’ Newsletter – March 2016

March 8, 2016 – 3:11 pm |

The latest edition of Reed All About It, the newsletter for Forest Volunteers, is just been published.  Click here to read it.

Treemendous effort!

February 18, 2016 – 2:28 pm |

What better way to spend a Sunday than helping to create a forest?! Over 500 volunteers, young and old, thought it was a wonderful idea and joined our annual tree planting event on Sunday 7th February.
Every year we …

Reed All About It – December 2015

December 2, 2015 – 10:34 am |

The latest edition of Reed All About It, the newsletter for our Volunteers, is now available – click here to read our latest news.

Reed All About It – June 2015

June 16, 2015 – 1:21 pm |

Click on the link to read our latest newsletter – Reed All About It – June 2015

AGM Sunset Stroll

May 14, 2015 – 12:30 pm |

This Tuesday saw the Forest Volunteers’ AGM, and a lovely walk at sunset to visit the new Tower Hide (which was a first for any of us who hadn’t got up at dawn the previous …

Volunteers’ Scrub Bash

January 13, 2015 – 1:28 pm |

When I left home it was pouring down and the wind was blowing a hooley.  What on earth was I doing, I asked myself??!!
However, by the time we had gathered in The Barn, changed into …

Apple Day Interview

October 20, 2014 – 2:23 pm | 2 Comments

Our very own Andy Brocklebank (of Forest Volunteer fame) was interviewed for the Pilgrim Sound website over the weekend as part of Bromham Apple Day - Click here for the interview - it’s a great 5 minute …

Reed All About It – September 2014

September 23, 2014 – 1:51 pm |

The latest edition of Reed All About It – the newsletter by volunteers for volunteers – is out now.  Click on the link here.

Best sighting of the week?

September 23, 2014 – 1:08 pm | One Comment

My best sighting of the week was not one, not two but three buzzards, lazily circling on thermals, high above Wiles Wood.  As they slowly drifted towards Van Diemens Land, I could hear their plaintive, …

Cruise the Ouse

September 3, 2014 – 10:46 am |

Cruise the Ouse
Whilst our Volunteers are used to working hard when they’re at the Forest Centre or other parts of Marston Vale, they certainly know how to relax too.  A group recently took a trip …

Autumn bird walk – book now

September 3, 2014 – 8:27 am |

There’s still time to book a place on this Saturday morning’s Autumn Bird Walk in the Millennium Country Park. There’s no need to be an expert – an interest in the wildlife of the Country …

Reed All About It – June edition

June 3, 2014 – 2:07 pm |

The June edition of Reed All About It, the newsletter of the Forest of Marston Vale Volunteers is out now!  Click on the link here.

Volunteers AGM

May 15, 2014 – 11:43 am | One Comment

This week we hosted our Annual General Meeting for the (newly titled) Forest of Marston Vale Volunteers and we’d like to thank the 30+ people who attended – staff and volunteers alike – for the …

Cranfield Academy Tree Planting

April 2, 2014 – 2:25 pm |

Year One Students from Cranfield Academy joined us at Rectory Wood a few weeks ago to plant some trees and with help from our Forest volunteers and teaching staff, the kids braved the cold and …

Elms at Rectory Wood

March 18, 2014 – 11:19 am | 2 Comments

Dutch Elm disease wiped out 25 million elms last century, and the Great British Elm Project is trying to work out why some elms survived. By encouraging the UK to get involved and plant elm …

Reed all About It

March 11, 2014 – 1:49 pm |

The latest edition of Reed all About It, the newsletter for Volunteers, is now available.  Click here to see the full edition.

Wimp’s Diary

January 30, 2014 – 7:22 am |

Sunday, 26th  January was scrub bash day. It was also the day that I took out membership of “Wimps R Us”.
For anyone who doesn’t know, a scrub bash is where you get the opportunity of …

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