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NEWS RELEASE No: 145555 APRIL 2011

A tweet in the wood

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A Wood Warbler

Young nature fans are in for a real tweet in Chambers Farm Wood, near Wragby.

The Forestry Commission is staging a junior ranger event so children can discover more about the 360 hectare (900 acre) beauty spot’s vibrant bird life on Tuesday 12 April.   It’s a chance to discover the difference between a chiff-chaff and a warbler and find out why birds sing.  Then on 19 April youngsters are being invited to learn the secrets of the wood and discover how to identify species like oak and ash and even measure trees.

Ranger Mary Porter said:

“Our junior ranger events focus on a different aspect of life in the woods so that kids can come more than once and find out more and more. This is a lovely time of the year to learn the different birdsongs and also discover some of the skills of a forester.”

Both events run from 10am to 1pm and cost £5.  Booking is required on 01623 822447.  Junior ranger events run every Tuesday during most school holidays. 

Notes to Editor

The Forestry Commission is the government department responsible in England for protecting, expanding and promoting the sustainable management of woods and forests and increasing their value to society and the environment. Forestry makes a real contribution to sustainable development, providing social and environmental benefits arising from planting and managing attractive, as well as productive, woodlands.

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