Mar 04 2019

Smithills Estate Update 1st March 2019

Hello all Welcome to our new volunteers – Sarah Hodgetts (Woodland Working Group / Volunteer Photographer) Gael Kouam (Woodland Working Group / Wildlife Group)   Spring wildlife Our wildlife volunteers have been photographing plants and wildlife across the estate, including frogspawn and lesser celandine (the ‘herald of spring’)… spring is certainly...

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Mar 03 2019

Spa night in the woods!

This wonderful footage was forwarded on by Helen Greensmith, volunteer warden at Waukmill Woods. Helen was lucky enough to be treated to this wonderful spectacle on walking in Woodland Trust woodland one evening recently and we thought you may like to see it.   This beautiful tawny...

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Feb 22 2019

Smithills Update 22nd Feb 2019

New Estate Ranger Our new Ranger, Andy Thorn, started this week. He will be taking over volunteer management for our practical task days, and also for our wardens and practical group leaders.  He is looking forward to meeting our volunteer group!   Next Volunteer Task Day – 10 March Is… you guessed...

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Feb 17 2019

Pestfurlong Moss Restoration Project

In 2018 a project began to restore approximately 4ha of lowland raised bog and wet woodland on Pestfurlong Moss which is part of Gorse Covert Mounds near Warrington. Pestfurlong Moss is a remnant of the lowland raised peat bogs (or mossland) that covered large parts...

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Feb 12 2019

Smithills Update – 8th Feb 2019

Hello all On Tuesday we had our first Supporters’ Group meeting of 2019. We had a packed room, including some of our new volunteers, and it was great to hear what the different groups have been up to, with updates on what the Wardens, Wildlife Group,...

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