Sep 03 2019

Insects in Devon Woods

Once again a huge thank you to our amazing photographer Geoff Foale for his documentation of insects in some Devon woods. Geoff recorded a female wasp spider in Woodleigh Wood which he said ‘I have been searching for 10 years and this is the first...

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Sep 02 2019

Smithills Update 31st August 2019

Hello all It’s been yet another busy week here! Team Smithills out and about Last Saturday we had a stall at FoodFest, the fringe event for Bolton Food & Drink Festival. FoodFest was organised by Bolton Station Community Development Partnership, and had a focus on community projects in...

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Aug 28 2019

Horsing around with BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today

Woodland Wildlife Toolkit coverage distracted by working horses Back in the spring, BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today programme team visited Fingle Woods to learn about woodland restoration and our involvement in the development of the Woodland Wildlife Toolkit. Farming Today’s Sybil Ruscoe came to learn all about how Fingle Woods has been sharing...

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Aug 27 2019

Smithills Update 23rd August 2019

Hello all   Volunteer hours We have just collated volunteer hours data to the end of July, and the Smithills volunteer team have given a whopping 3353 hours of time to the project over that period! This is really amazing and reflects the diverse activity volunteers are doing...

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Aug 26 2019

Twinflower relocation success

This year we have reintroduced twinflower to our stunning Ledmore and Migdale Wood in the north Highlands.   Twinflower is a beautiful and delicate wild plant that's in trouble.  It has two pink bell-like flowers on a slender stem and is is one of our smallest native...

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Aug 23 2019

Reporting near misses

We’re all very familiar with the idea of reporting accidents and incidents – it’s clear that when something goes wrong, we need to let someone know. This is not to apportion blame, but to learn from incidents and prevent them from recurring.   What we’re not always...

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