Volunteer News – South East

Dear volunteers,  

 

Autumn is a magical season; you can hear the crunch of dried leaves underfoot and the fruiting bodies of fungi delight us with their visual presence on the woodland floor. For many volunteers, it is a busy time as tasks can take place with minimal disturbance to wildlife.  

 

This newsletter celebrates a return of normal volunteer practice at the Trust, and it is cathartic to meet with friends in person at our woods once more. If you have ideas for events in 2022, please do let us know!  

 

Thank you for your continued support. 

 

Anna and Lucy   

 

Networking fun at Langley Vale Wood 

We were thrilled to welcome volunteers to one of our first in-person networking events in over a year at Langley Vale Wood, Surrey. It really was a marvellous day.  Find out what happened here. 

 

Tree Identification at Penn Wood 

Eleven volunteers attended our Tree Identification Course in Penn Wood in September to learn more about key features that can help you identify trees.  Catch up on the event here. 

 

All a-flutter at Hucking Estate 

Our volunteer working group at Hucking Orchard, Kent have been busy creating the perfect habitat for wildlife, and have some exciting visitors including an appearance from a rare Grizzled skipper!   Click for more details. 

 

Victory Wood is bees knees 

Our Kentish sites know no bounds when it comes to attracting insects and our first in-person event of the year learned about bee monitoring. Rare species were spotted!   Get the buzz here. 

 

Spotlight on … Lake Wood’s warden

Martyn Stenning is an experienced volunteer warden and wildlife monitor at Lake Wood, East Sussex. It’s an interesting site and we found out what he gets up to there.   Click for the lowdown on Lake Wood. 

 

New staff for the region 

We have welcomed new staff members over recent months – this time, say hi to  Nicky, Project Manager: Lost Woods!  Who is Nicky? Click here. 

 

Hope to see you soon! 

We have lots of events coming up and have decided to stay virtual this season. Why not cosy up of an evening and listen to one of our online talks?  Events coming up can be viewed here. 

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