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NEWS RELEASE No: 1350028 APRIL 2010

Wake-up call for nature fans

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Male Chaffinch

Nature lovers are being invited to set their alarm clock for an early start to enjoy Mother Nature’s symphony.

The Forestry Commission is staging a dawn chorus walk through 360 hectare (900 acre) Chambers Farm Wood, near Wragby, Lincs, on Sunday 2 May, setting out at 4.30am.

Every dawn chorus is unique and although birds can sing through the night, the crescendo is reached a few hours after dawn with nightingales, chiffchaffs and woodpeckers adding their distinctive contributions.

Ranger Mary Porter said:

“Chambers Farm Wood bristles with wildlife at the crack of dawn. Birds are at their most vocal this time of the year, marking territories and attracting mates. But to see and hear the action, you’ve got to make an early start! The rewards are unforgettable and perfect antidote to the stresses of modern life.”

There’ll be plenty of other action to look out for as sun worshippers stir for action and nocturnal animals like badgers and foxes make their way home.

The two hour walk is over gentle terrain and costs 3, meeting at Chambers Farm Wood Centre, signed off the B1202 Wragby to Bardney road. Booking is required on 01526 399943. For more information Lincolnshire’s woods and wildlife log-on to

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.

Richard Darn on 01226 246351. Mobile 0775 367 0038