The Secret Wildlife of the Forest of Dean  -  Nick Martin

Nick is a wildlife photographer.  This talk has been popular with audiences ranging from bird and wildlife groups to photographic clubs.  People are always amazed with the diversity of wildlife there.

Sites in the forest include Cyril Hart Arboretum, east of Speech House, and New Fancy View and Cannop Pools, looking for Hawfinch, Crossbills and the elusive Goshawk.  Dipper are also found on the brook running north from the Wenchford car park at Organs Green.  This path leads to one of the best areas of Beech in the forest and is a wonderful place to see bluebells in spring.  One of the most popular places with tourists is Symonds Yat Rock where the viewpoint gives spectacular views across seven counties and the River Wye down below.

Updated 26th March 2020

Due to the current Covid 19 outbreak, the BOS has cancelled the April and May indoor meetings. If the current travel & social distancing restrictions remain in place or increase, we will also have to cancel the outdoor meetings scheduled for June through August. Read more ...

COVID-19 Update 25th March 2020: This survey will not go ahead this year due to government travel restrictions.

A survey of breeding birds, conducted using 3 visits over 3 months to a random 1km square. Read more ...

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