A CHANGING outdoor exhibition of photographs reflecting a year in the life of Dalby Forest is currently on display in the forest. Forest 100: a year in the life features the photographs of Scarborough-based photographer

Tony Bartholomew to mark the centenary of the Forestry Commission.

In the first slot of a three-part exhibition, Tony’s photographs can be found alongside the path around Staindale Lake, just three miles from the Dalby Forest Visitors Centre.

Visitors can see photographs ranging from midnight moth hunters bathed in eerie green light to springtime sap seeping from freshly-cut spruce.

Tony said: “The Forestry Commission was founded in 1919 to replenish the nation’s supply of timber after World War One, and the Forestry Act was passed that same year, turning the riggs and dales which form the landscape of Dalby into today’s forest.

“My aim is to record for one year the flora and fauna of the forests, the people who worked and played in them, and the people who shaped their past and now protect their future. The photographs will change throughout the year so visitors can see different pictures.”

Petra Young, funding and development manager at Forestry England, said: “The centenary gives us time to reflect on our achievements and on the breadth of activities taking place in our forests.

“Tony’s work shows the range of special aspects the forest has to offer and we are excited to show this to our visitors in this unusual location using Tony’s lens to see.”

Part one of Forest 100: a year in the life can be seen until the end of November, when it will be replaced by part two.