Mar 18 2021

Wales’ Celtic Rainforests

    [caption id="attachment_20223" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Moss covered forest floor, Phil Formby[/caption]     THE IMPORTANCE OF PROTECTING WALES’ CELTIC RAINFORESTS   Temperate rainforest, also known as Atlantic or Celtic rainforest, is an incredibly rare habitat, and even thought to be more threatened than tropical rainforest.   Temperate rainforest is also one of the...

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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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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 12 2021

Rings around the Woods

Whilst a lot of society is in lockdown restrictions with local walks or exercise being the only solace people can take from a laptop or home schooling, I’ve been lucky enough to be out in the woods creating habitat. We’ve been working in Halls Cleave in...

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Mar 11 2021

Wales VDO back online!

Greetings Everyone,   I just wanted to let you know that I am back from furlough and back to my usual three days a week - Wednesday to Friday. I hope you have all been keeping as well as can be expected during this global pandemic. Maybe...

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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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