Mar 02 2020

Work Party Day at Canal Wood

Woodland Working Group at Canal Wood, Newry were able to dodge the bad weather at the weekend to make it out on site for a task day.  Joining the group for the first time yesterday was new volunteer Katherine. Long standing group member Bruce helped Katherine...

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Feb 25 2020

Coppicing at Butcher’s Wood

    Despite recent heavy rain and windy weather, volunteers from Butcher’s Wood have continued their coppicing work this winter to help improve the woodland ecology at the site.   Butchers Wood is a small (7.12ha) ancient semi-natural woodland at the northern boundary of the South Downs National Park...

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Feb 25 2020

Farewell to Simon Bateman-Brown

[caption id="attachment_16129" align="alignleft" width="225"] Simon and Tish with their farewell cakes[/caption] Volunteers from Langley Vale Wood bid farewell to site manager Simon Bateman-Brown on Thursday 20 February, as he leaves the Woodland Trust for pastures new at Kent Wildlife Trust.   Simon has been with the Trust since...

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Feb 24 2020

Frogspawn February

Frogspawn in Fingle woods is another signal that winter is drawing to an end. But, is it early and what will happen when, or if, there is a cold snap? Data from Nature’s Calendar (a citizen science project run by the Woodland Trust and the UK...

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Feb 24 2020

World’s largest living organism

Is the largest living organism on Earth a tree? [caption id="attachment_16035" align="aligncenter" width="253"] Quaking aspen, Logan Fisher, Pexels[/caption] It might be!   In the Fishlake National Park, Utah, USA, there is a forest of approximately 47,000 quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides). These trees are not, however, separate organisms; they are...

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Feb 21 2020

Winter Winching at Wooston

January is normally a quite month for most people.  Post-Christmas, the short days and inclement weather tend to mean hunkering down until spring has truly sprung, which usually doesn’t happen until well into March, especially on Dartmoor!  However, if you are a National Trust Volunteer...

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