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Top things to do in Spring

  1. Enjoy the stunning display of woodland flowers
  2. Search for green, great spotted and lesser spotted woodpeckers
  3. Listen for the song of warblers in the woods, and look for singing tree pipits 'parachuting' from the tops of pines on the heath

Top things to do in Summer

  1. Look for woodland and meadow butterflies, including white admirals and meadow browns along the white trail
  2. Listen for churring nightjars on the heath in late evening
  3. Admire the swathes of purple heather on the heath towards the end of summer

Top things to do in Autumn

  1. The best time of year to visit for fungi, with more than 1,000 species recorded on the reserve
  2. Enjoy the spectacle of nature's palette as the forest trees turn every hue and colour
  3. Look for active wood ant nests on the heathland edge

Top things to do in Winter

  1. Watch for treecreepers as they work their way like mice along the tree trunks
  2. Listen for the chattering flocks of fieldfares and redwings, and siskins and lesser redpolls
  3. Enjoy marvellous views through the bare trees to the rolling countryside of the High Weald landscape

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