Hello to Home Farm’s first ever volunteers!
As restrictions on volunteering currently ease, Volunteer Development Officer, Anna Claxton, and Site Manager, Phil Truluck were thrilled to be able to get out into the woods once more to meet an amazing group of potential volunteers at Home Farm, Hampshire. Obviously, the group size was limited as per government guidance and we all socially distanced beautifully!
One of the South East’s largest native woodland creation sites, Home Farm is a mosaic of habitats and particularly perfect for bird and butterfly species, near the town of Alton. Those applying to join the volunteer family will be the first ever people to support the site and we are excited that the regional team will benefit from their wealth of experience in woodland management and wildlife identification through individual warden and wildlife monitoring roles, with the hopes that a Woodland Working Group can be established in 2021. Watch this space and if you are in that ‘neck of the woods’, be sure to visit and enjoy this wonderful site. More information about access is here.
Words and pics: Anna Claxton, Volunteer Development Officer (SE)