Volunteer News – South East

Dear volunteers,     Autumn is a magical season; you can hear the crunch of dried leaves underfoot and the fruiting bodies of fungi delight us with their visual presence on the woodland floor. For many volunteers, it is a busy time as tasks can take place with minimal disturbance to wildlife.     This newsletter celebrates a return of normal volunteer practice at the Trust, and it is cathartic to meet with...

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Sep 21 2021

Summer Tree ID at Penn Wood

At the beginning of September, the South East region hosted their Summer Tree Identification session in the lush green setting of Penn Wood in Amersham.  Eleven volunteers joined Outreach Manager Martin Hugi and James Stevenson, who is the Assistant Site Manager for the wood, for...

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Jul 26 2021

“Camera-dodging” osprey chicks revealed

[caption id="attachment_21923" align="alignnone" width="300"] Loch Arkaig Pine Forest's 2021 chicks. Photo by Lewis Pate[/caption]   Two osprey chicks that dodged the gaze of online fans this summer are finally on view with the release of pictures and video taken when they were ringed. A nest camera supported by...

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Jul 12 2021

UK hawk-moth identification and facts

Hawk-moths are some of the largest and most recognisable moths in the UK.   From the greyish-brown poplar hawk-moth which rests with its hindwings visible beyond the leading edge of the forewings and its abdomen curled upwards - to the privet hawk-moth which is our largest resident hawk-moth.    Learn...

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