Forest of Dean Natural History
The Forest of Dean is an area of high rainfall with varied geology. This gives rise to lush and diverse flora. A diverse flora supports a diverse fauna.
From this page I will gradually add items and links of mainly botanical interest - my own interest is particularly in edible plants many of which are described with photos on my own Food For Free site.
- Sites of Special Scientific Interest
There are nearly 50 of these in the area, but as there seems to be no simple and easily accessed listing of them, I have created a page listing the SSSIs in the Forest of Dean.
- Wild boar
Wild boar were first released in the Forest of Dean in 2004, though other reports say they have been there much longer. DJS Photography has some good photographs of wild boar. Since then they have multiplied. There is more information on the British Wild Boar site
- Dormice are common in the forest.
are common: many of the Sites of Special Scientific Interest in the forest are listed because of their bat population. See a separate page listing SSSIs in the Forest of Dean which also tells why the site is listed.
- Flora of the Forest of Dean
A wet forest such as the Forest of Dean should be full of fungi in season. I shall be publishing photos here as I take them. A few not from the forest of Deanare available on my other site - Fungi photographs.
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