Beavers arrive in the Forest of Dean

A pair of Eurasian Beavers have returned to the Forest of Dean for the first time for around 400 years. It is expected that the beaver’s activity in the Forest of Dean will improve biodiversity in their new 6.5 hectare home and may have the potential to reduce local flood risk. Regular monitoring will continue … Continue reading Beavers arrive in the Forest of Dean

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Basics to Banquets at Harts Barn Cookery School

From chefs to children, Harts Barn Cookery School has been teaching innovative cooking techniques to the masses since 2011. With an array of tutors each with their own culinary expertise, learn the latest in foraging around the local area or pick up some of the latest free-from recipes! The site, nestled deep in Forest of Dean offers … Continue reading Basics to Banquets at Harts Barn Cookery School

Water Voles on the Wye

  The Monnow Rivers Association together with the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB) has cause to celebrate the fact that it has received a funding boost to implement its 'Water Voles on the Wye' project. The launch, to raise awareness of the project and relevant issues and to provide information about it, took … Continue reading Water Voles on the Wye

BioBlitz Bonanza in the Wye Valley

2010 is International Biodiversity year and the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Unit is celebrating by providing a once in the lifetime opportunity at a unique BioBlitz event in Herefordshire on Saturday, June 19. County wildlife recorders will be racing against time to collect as many records of plants and animals in 24hrs … Continue reading BioBlitz Bonanza in the Wye Valley