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Free Computer Courses

There are free computer courses and tutorials on the web. There are courses here aimed at complete beginners, as well as more advanced learners. Learn programming, how to use Microsoft applications or how to design websites. Something for everyone. Click on the links below.

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Our Stronghold for Nature

Our Stronghold for Nature recognises the national importance of the Forest of Dean for wildlife, and will provide fantastic opportunities for us all to learn about the plants and animals that make the Forest their home, as well as opportunities to help maintain and improve the forest’s habitats: waterways, ponds, mires, heathland and woodlands. 

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RSPB Nagshead Nature Reserve

At the heart of the Forest of Dean, this mature oak woodland throngs with birds all-year round. See pied flycatchers and redstarts in the spring, all three British woodpecker species in summer and nuthatches in the autumn.

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Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

Find out about all the Nature Reserves in the Forest of Dean


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The Meaning of Birds Podcast

These podcasts, created by a Forest of Dean resident looks at the lives and meaning of some common British birds.

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