Feb 12 2019

Hedgelaying at Spud Wood

Volunteers joined  tutor  Damon Peacock this weekend for an introduction to the techniques and skills of hedgelaying.   Despite the occasional hail showers, volunteers from Friends of Spud Wood spent a fantastic couple of days at the Spud Wood site, getting to grips with the tools and...

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Feb 10 2019

Wood Ants in the Winter

Ants are the most numerous creatures on the planet and there are many millions of them living in Fingle Woods, but why is the species of red wood ant (Formica rufa) such an important part of our woodland ecosystem? These wood ants that build the...

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Feb 08 2019

Amazing engagement using artwork

It's always exciting when we hear of projects that use different methods to engage and inspire people to care for our woodlands and the environment. Recently is the turn of SE Super Campaigner volunteer, Daisy Buckle, who is part of the national network of volunteers...

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Feb 06 2019

Introduction to Coppicing Course

Thanks to all our hardy volunteers who joined us at Millfields Wood, Easingwold, last weekend for a fantastic weekend 'Introduction to Coppicing' course, lead by professional coppice worker and member of Leeds Coppice Workers, Tom Coxhead. Volunteers gained an insight about the practicalities and techniques involved in...

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