Friends of Dalby Forest

Volunteering in the Great Yorkshire Forest

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Art up your Autumn!

We’re thrilled with our new Autumn art frame which you can find near the Owl Pow Wow in the Enchanted Wood. We’d love to see pictures of your own creations!




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How to create a wildlife-friendly garden

Some great tips from on how to encourage birds, creatures and insects into your garden, and the kind of garden features to incorporate.

The forest garden in the Lower Courtyard at Dalby where we have been working last Autumn has many of these features. Of course we are especially lucky because we have a built-in water feature flowing right alongside! Can’t wait to watch it grow back in the spring.


The forest garden at the courtyard in Lower Dalby

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Nature Words

An interesting read! It’s sad to think that nature words are falling out of use for some children in the UK, and by extension, losing some of that connection too.

acorn adder ash beech blackberry bluebell bramble brook buttercup catkin clover conker cowslip cygnet dandelion fern fungus gorse hazel hazelnut heather heron holly horse chestnut ivy kingfisher lark magpie minnow newt otter pansy pasture poppy porpoise primrose raven starling stoat stork sycamore thrush weasel violet willow wren

Building a bug house in Dalby

Building a bug house in Dalby (c) J Winters. All rights reserved