Starting on Thursday 2nd November 2023 on Channel 5 at 7pm, there’s a new series of Secret Life of the Forest.
The secret cameras are back as summer ends, taking in the beauty of Forestry England’s Great Yorkshire Forest and the wonderful wildlife who live there. Beavers, turtle doves, Exmoor ponies and very rare insect species found only in Yorkshire feature in the habitat there. It spans over 8000 acres and it’s situated at the southern edge of the North York Moors National Park.
The Forestry Commission bought it in 1921, and as the UK was extremely short of trees after the Second World War (it still is), and Dalby was included in strategic planting schemes. These now provide us with lots of timber and give homes to wildlife. 400,000 people visit every year.
The cameras cover the beaver pond, also home to stunning kingfishers - and they are also waiting to capture footage of the pine-marten, too. Forestry England staff and volunteers care for this beautiful places. Actor Robert Lindsay is the narrator.
The new series launches on Thursday 2nd November 2023 at 7pm on Channel 5 – and if you can’t see it, don’t worry, you can catch it on Channel 5 catch up.
By the way, it's worth taking a look at the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust which is re committed "to creating a Yorkshire rich in wildlife for everyone. From saving our wildlife and wild places to bringing people closer to nature". There are lots of ways to get involved and help them, so fly off to their website here to take a look.