Wildlife in England's Forests
Wildlife thrives in England's forests. There are so many exciting species to observe and admire. Be warned... this board has an overload of animal love and…
Forestry England Ranger Cheryl found something unexpected when carrying out the safety inspection of play equipment... Tucked under a climbing wall was a shallow nest of these delightful rabbit kittens.🐇🐰 Wildlife is making the most of the quiet time! Please do not visit to see them. #StayHomeSaveLives
Forests are full of nectar rich food for bees 🐝 These mighty insect pollinators are important for biodiversity and they help to support our healthy forest ecosystems! #BeesNeeds Woodland is an important habitat for many species of pollinator, including bumblebees. They provide nesting sites throughout the year for species like the common carder bee, which nests in grass tussocks, leaf litter and thickets.🍃🍯 📷 @mike_blacknell
The BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2020 results are in and "Wildlife Success of the Year" goes to… the reintroduction of white-tailed eagles in England! 🦅 Thank you to all who made it possible to begin this long-term project. Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation, Mull Eagle Watch, #SeaEagleEngland
Meet #Fineshade's newest residents! These Highland cattle are part of a wider conservation grazing project. They’ll be moved to sensitive sites as and when needed to improve the ground flora. Image credit: Scott Martin #forestryengland #forestfocus #highlandcattle #wildlife #wildlifephotography
Flapping good news... the first osprey has arrived in Kielder Forest for the breeding season. He was spotted this morning bearing a fishy gift for a female. Read more about The Kielder Osprey Project on our blog, just click on the image! #birdwatching #forestfocus #forestwildlife #birdcam #naturephotography #osprey
The #NewForest is famous for its animals, from the forest ponies and cattle that graze on it to the deer first established here for Royal parties to hunt. But there are many other less well-seen creatures that call the forest home including one of the UK’s most elusive birds of prey – the #goshawk or so-called ‘Phantom of the Forest’.
Did you know that the New Forest is one of the last places in the UK where you will find the Southern Damselfly? This rare dragonfly is endangered across Europe with 25% of the remaining population here in the UK. It needs slow flowing streams in open, non-wooded areas to breed making the New Forest heathlands one of the few places it can still survive.
Over 2000 visitors, volunteers and expert ecologists across the country came together to take part in the Big Forest Find – the country’s biggest ever survey of forest wildlife. #forestfocus #wildlife #bigforestfind #lovenature #loveanimals #insects #plantspecies