Nov 09 2018

Save the date – 2019 volunteer event dates in the central region announced!

Woodland Trust volunteers are invited to attend volunteer network events in the central region, these are taking place on:   Saturday 2nd March – Hainault, Romford, Essex   Sunday 2nd June – The Great Fen, Cambridgeshire   Saturday 13th July – The Midlands   Saturday 14th September – Heartwood, Sandridge   Further details, agendas and information...

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Nov 07 2018

Rabies in Bats

Classical rabies is an acute viral encephalomyelitis caused by several members of the Rhabdoviridae family. It transmits through infected saliva, via bites or scratches from rabid animals (in particular dogs). Because it is almost invariably fatal once symptoms develop, rabies still poses a significant public...

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Nov 03 2018

Nesting Herons

Back in June the South West area held their volunteer week thank you event at Curry Rivel, and we spent the afternoon at RSPB Swell Wood. The main reason for choosing the wood was owing to the nesting herons. At the time I did not have...

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Nov 01 2018

Ethereal extravaganza at Tring Park

Visitors were wowed recently when they attended the annual Tring Park Festival of light. Under the cover of darkness, visitors from Tring and beyond wrapped up warm, dug out their head torches and set off for a fantastic evening adventure.   The numerous installations positioned along a...

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Nov 01 2018

Butterfly Conservation NI – AGM

The Butterfly Conservation Northern Ireland Annual General Meeting and 30th Birthday party will be taking place next week.  Everyone is welcome, members and non-members, it's free to attend and there's always buns and craic.  They will discuss their official business, looking back at the amazing...

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Oct 31 2018

Hocus Pocus at Hainault Wood

Last weekend saw the annual ‘Spooky Walk’ take place at Hainault Wood. Over 600 visitors came along to this enchanting event and enjoyed having a go at the various hair-raising activities along the walk. The Woodland Trust was very fortunate to be supported by a...

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Oct 31 2018

Yorks and Midlands Network day

Last Saturday, 27th October, saw our Yorkshire & Midlands network day, our final volunteer network day for the north of England in 2018. Thanks to everyone who came along to join us at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, near Wakefield. With a fabulous venue and amazing food, followed by...

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