Jun 05 2021

Practical conservation heroes at Pepper Wood

Just a short distance away from Bromsgrove in Worcestershire, Pepper Wood is a much-loved community woodland, enjoyed by a number of visitors from all walks of life.     The Pepper Wood Woodland Working Group (WWG), also known as the Pepper Wood Community Group are based there and they are integral to the...

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Jun 04 2021

Willesley Wood’s fantastic volunteer – Ian Retson

Woodland warden, guided walk leader and volunteer speaker, Ian Retson is a super volunteer! He is based in Leicestershire and predominantly carries out volunteering at Willesley Wood, but has also volunteered at neighbouring Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Wood (QEDJW). Ian has been volunteering with the Woodland Trust for 29 years and has supported...

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Mar 18 2021

Owls well that ends well

Sometimes you don’t need to look too hard for wildlife, sometimes it comes to you!    Woodland Warden Ian Retson had an unexpected encounter with a barn owl at Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Wood recently. One late Saturday afternoon, as dusk was falling Ian was in the bird hide having a look to see...

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