Spring has arrived in the woods and the cuckoo has starting calling from across the valley.
A blog by artist and one of our woodland conservation volunteers James Owen Thomas
Clay Paper Scissors recently came to Fishpond Wood below is a link to a blog post about their visit
Toads are spawning in the pond. Look closely in the picture and you will see strings of black dots in front of the toads, which are the toads’ eggs. The male clasps the female and fertilises the eggs as they emerge. How many toads can you see in the picture – there are at least […]
Thank you to Linda Pridmore for these pictures of visiting waterfowl. More of Linda’s wildlife pictures will follow in the coming weeks. Enjoy!
February has been exceptionally cold, with snow and frozen ground. Tree planting has continued: 25 oak, 12 beech, 10 birch, 10 crab apple, and 25 small Scot’s pines as windbreaks near the boundaries. A huge thank you to Sharron and Sally from Open Country for planting over 200 hedging plants near the ice house – […]
Flowers Snowdrops are showing near the wooden gate. Bluebell and daffodil shoots are appearing. Trees Several new trees went in this month at various sites – see if you can spot some of them – 10 oak, 10 beech, 5 silver birch, 5 crab apple, 1 deodar cedar, 1 yew and a few juniper bushes. […]