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.

In March 2020 the BTO launched their Chaffinch Appeal to raise funds to help them research why the UK population of Chaffinch is undergoing a significant decline. Read more ...

A survey where observers are each given a randomly selected 1km square and record all the species encountered and numbers of each for a minimum period of 2 hours between 9am and noon. Read more ...

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