Dan Snow on a Forest at war
New Forest National Park Blog
by jtaylor
1M ago
Dan Snow is a much-loved historian and television presenter and has lived with his family in the New Forest since 2009. Read below an interview with him by Jacqui Ibbotson and Debbie Aslin of Culture in Common. You can find out more about the New Forest’s role in D-Day and events marking its 80th anniversary here. Q: As a military historian, what do you think marks out the New Forest in relation to the rest of the country in the lead up to D-Day? What strikes me as so amazing is that the New Forest has got a wonderful history and reputation, right from the Norman hunting grounds, as this great ..read more
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Celebrating 20 years of the New Forest Marque
New Forest National Park Blog
by srussell
2M ago
This year marks 20 years since the New Forest Marque was first launched. Over the last two decades, the scheme, which started out as “Forest Friendly Farming”, has supported hundreds of local businesses, independent producers, and talented craftspeople to do what they do best – provide for their communities. The distinctive New Forest Marque logo has become synonymous with some of the best local produce in the area. With a wide variety to choose from, you’ll find the logo displayed on everything from local honey and free-range eggs, to handcrafted leather goods and fine wool clothing. In recen ..read more
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Swifts – spectacular birds which need our help
New Forest National Park Blog
by mcourt
3M ago
By Catharine Gale, Trustee of Hampshire Swifts  Swifts are supreme flyers, perfectly adapted to a life in the air. They sleep, feed and mate on the wing and only land to breed.  When a swift chick fledges, it will spend the next three to four years in constant flight: Swifts do not land on the ground or perch on buildings, trees or cables. They have tiny feet, with sharp claws that are perfect for clinging to vertical surfaces, but unsuitable for perching.     Swifts eat flying insects. These are most numerous between May and August. That determines how long swift ..read more
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Meet the National Park’s Net Zero with Nature Programme Manager 
New Forest National Park Blog
by dhedges
3M ago
John Stride is the New Forest National Park Authority’s new Net Zero with Nature Programme Manager. With transformational change needed to address our climate and nature emergencies, John will develop and lead our ‘Net Zero with Nature’ programme with partners across the New Forest National Park. What is the Net Zero with Nature Programme and why does the National Park have one? The climate emergency is a big and global challenge. It often feels too big and complex to tackle at a local level. We all know the impact that this is having on the natural world, but nature is also part of the solut ..read more
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Artist Alex Julyan reflects on her residency in the New Forest
New Forest National Park Blog
by jtaylor
6M ago
My work isn’t made with signature materials, or by a particular method. Instead, each project is directed by an intention to draw on diverse ideas, histories and experiences, and to pull these threads towards a central point. Playfulness, absurdity and chance hold a significant place in the process, as do the skills and knowledge of the people I encounter. Art isn’t an exact science, its edges are permeable and shifting, and it’s always contingent on the circumstances in which it’s made. In Preparation It’s customary to make lists when moving from one place to another. List-making serves a pra ..read more
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Work experience in the New Forest
New Forest National Park Blog
by hmakin
6M ago
Introduction Hi, my name is Bryn Mitchell. I have spent the last three days fulfilling my work experience with the New Forest National Park Authority (NPA) communications team, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and learnt many new things surrounding the field of work. One of my favourite moments have been expressing my ideas and meeting new people, the office is a haven of suggestions and design, helping me to curate and start on my goals and ambitions. Furthermore, having an insight into other people’s work life has been very interesting and helped me to think about my own future and wha ..read more
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Photography work experience with the NPA
New Forest National Park Blog
by mcourt
7M ago
Marcus Langelier My name is Marcus, and I have had three days of work experience at the NPA. During my placement here I have really enjoyed my time. I got to meet lots of people working in the NPA who were all extremely welcoming, very friendly and able to give me a really good introduction to what work at the NPA would be like. All of the staff immediately befriended me and I was able to work alongside them as if I had been long-time staff already. I am a second year college student at Brockenhurst college undertaking a level 3 extended diploma in photography meaning all the skills that I had ..read more
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Artist in residence: Alex Julyan
New Forest National Park Blog
by jtaylor
8M ago
An update from the current New Forest National Park Artist in Residence, Alex Julyan.  Alex stayed in the Forest throughout October and will exhibit at SpudWORKS in May 2024. She is a multidisciplinary artist who takes a fluid approach to her work in order to disrupt expectations and engage with other people’s ideas and thoughts. We asked some questions about her work and why it relates to us here in the New Forest… How has your artistic practice evolved since the start of your career and how have you approached this residency? My practice has travelled in many directions, as has my curio ..read more
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Welcoming winter birdlife
New Forest National Park Blog
by mcourt
9M ago
  By Bird Aware Solent Throughout the autumn and winter, the New Forest coastline hosts an extraordinary array of migratory wading birds, ducks and geese. Some will have travelled all the way from Siberia – that’s a flight of around 3,000 miles. You may be wondering why the birds fly such a long way to get here, and what does the New Forest’s coastline have to offer them? The answer is simple: food! The New Forest is home to lots of marvellous mudflats, and when the mud is exposed at low tides coastal birds can access the wealth of food that hides beneath the surface (small marine animals ..read more
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Artist in residence: Melanie Rose
New Forest National Park Blog
by jtaylor
1y ago
The New Forest National Park Authority and SPUD now welcome their third Artist in Residence, Melanie Rose.  Melanie focuses on exploring landscape and place through painting; the tracks, traces, paths, and ancient monuments, investigating contemporary concerns including access, biodiversity, farming practices and stewardship, arguments sourced, witnessed, and explored through walking and painting. We asked Melanie some questions about her work and why it relates to us here in the New Forest… Can you give us a brief overview of how your practice has developed and what led you to the work&n ..read more
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