A guide to Hedgehogs: Britain's most loved wild creature

Hedgehogs are one of Britain's most loved wild creatures – consistently topping the charts in surveys of the UK’s favourite wild creature. Read our guide to hedgehogs, and how to help them thrive in the wild. Read more

The geological past of Millennium Country Park - part 5: SEEING IS BELIEVING

You’ll be amazed at what is under your feet as you walk around the Millennium Country Park: a real-life marine Jurassic Park! Part 5 of a 5 part series by local geology enthusiast, Duncan Willox Read more

A guide to Bedfordshire’s fascinating raptors

An encounter with a raptor is one of nature’s most exhilarating experiences. There are 15 species of raptor breeding in Britain, read our guide to know what to look for! Read more

A guide to Bedfordshire’s fascinating reptiles

The UK’s six reptile species are often overlooked. Their shyness and increasing rarity means they are seldom encountered. If you are lucky enough to stumble across one it is sure to make your heart beat a little faster - but what could you see locally...? Read more

My work experience week in the Forest

Daania - a sixth form student at a local college - joined the Forest of Marston Vale team for a week of work experience this month, and tells us about her experience... Read more

What is the SPD, and why is it important to the Forest of Marston Vale?

You may have seen recently that Central Bedfordshire Council and Bedford Borough Council are working on ‘The Forest of Marston Vale: Design Guidance’ that will be adopted as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), and they’re looking for the input of local residents... Read more