Starting on Wednesday 15 February 2023 on Channel 5 at 8pm, there’s a new series of Secret Life of the Forest.
Secret cameras take 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 second series has 8 episodes, and they search for beavers, migrating birds and other stories of life hidden among three million trees. Forestry England staff and volunteers care for this beautiful places. Actor Robert Lindsay is the narrator.
The first series was filmed in 2020 in Kielder Forest.
The second series launches on Wednesday 15 February 2023 at 8pm on Channel 5 – and if you can’t see it, don’t worry, you can catch it on Channel 5 catch up.