Tag: Forestry Commission
The old woods on the North Tyne River at 13th century Haughton Castle will get a makeover, after the Forestry Commission has promised to spend £50,000 to assist with a transformation of the area that will take the woods back to nature.
An exciting new walking trail has opened in Northumberland, and allows walkers to travel back in time and explore the land of robbers and raiders hundreds of years ago. The Tarset Bastle Trail takes in plenty of interesting history with great story boards, and includes bastles, built to protect families and livestock, and a testament to Northumberland’s bloody past.
A osprey chick at Kielder Water & Forest Park has flown for the first time! The maiden voyage was made by the healthy young bird after stretching her winds for a few days and taking a few hops on the nest. Her flight was a great success and soon she will be shown how to hunt by her parents.
Fledgling osprey chicks have been ringed by Forestry Commission staff this week. Staff and volunteers are really pleased with the health and progress of this year’s chicks given the horrendous weather in the last few months. Ringing will man the birds can be monitored in the wild.
Excitement has built at Kielder Osprey Watch 2012 in Kielder Water and Forest Park after rangers and volunteers spotted what they believe is a new male, not seen at the forest before. He has fathered a healthy chick and it appears he may have replaced the male osprey seen at Kielder since 2009.