Mar 16 2021

BBC Earth filming at Marden Park

On a bright but chilly day at the beginning of March our Outreach Advisor Jim Smith-Wright spent over four hours answering questions at Marden Park about the lives of trees and how wildlife can be both friend and foe to woodland.   The Woodland Trust is working...

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Mar 02 2021

Langley Vale Wood – 2020 Review Bird Monitoring

Written by Lead Volunteer, Alan Matthews   Highlights: Despite Covid-19 restrictions, volunteers were able to carry out informal surveying throughout the year, with increased sighting records being added to BirdTrack. Additional experienced birdwatchers came forward to assist with monitoring and recording. The number of species recorded in...

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Mar 02 2021

Bird Ringing at Langley Vale Wood

Written by Karl D. Tarratt Bisham Barn Owl Group Middle Thames Bird Conservation Trust Runnymede Ringing Group   We started the year by installing four boxes, Barn owl, Tawny owl, Little owl and Kestrel at various locations across the site.   Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) Lapwing returned to 40 Arces in mid-April and were soon...

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Dec 08 2020

Rhododendron zapping trial in South East

Thanks to Jim Smith-Wright, South East Outreach adviser, for writing this wonderful article.   Rhododendron is a massive problem in the South East, invading many of our most precious ancient woodlands and other habitats and denuding them of most of their value for wildlife. Controlling or removing...

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Oct 13 2020

Are you bonkers about botany?

If there is one good thing that comes out of this year’s pandemic, it is the realisation to many that our natural world can provide tranquility and solace at times of uncertainty.  Volunteer Linda Pitkin tells us about her love of botany:   [caption id="attachment_18822" align="alignright" width="199"]...

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Sep 23 2020

Warren Farm – Nature Therapy

Written by John Triggs, Woodland Working Group Leader at Warren Farm   We live in a world of hyperbole. On Instagram, every image is ‘breathtaking’; on Facebook every new experience, ‘awesome’. My friends, it seems, never stop seeing the earth from another amazing corner. Some have what...

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