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Bat Walk

On Sunday 26th June 2011, I carried out my annual bat walk. A warm night with a good number of Pipistrelles found on Justice Hill and along Middle Way and the western Blue Ride. Tawny Owls were also calling, but … Continue reading

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Summer work

The Group has been engaged in several activities in recent weeks. One of the old Beeches close to the picnic area has lost several boughs in recent times and the group cleared up the fallen branches. After clearance We have … Continue reading

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Clearing Obstructions

With Howard now back to chainsaw duties, on Friday we dealt with a number of trees which had fallen across waymarked paths or were threatening to do so. Four separate areas were dealt with in the morning. As we went … Continue reading

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Recent work parties

On the 1st May we had a number of routine tasks to tackle, including clearing a fallen oak on the Yellow Trail. With Howard out of action, Eric does the chainsaw work. Last Friday we cleared some of the redundant … Continue reading

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First Bluebell

Spring has arrived and at the same secluded location I found last year, the first Bluebells are flowering. I have also added a new page on flowers under the ‘Visiting the Wood’ section.

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Friends Group AGM

This is to let you all know that the FoNGW AGM will now be on 21st April (and not the 14th  as previously planned). Location is The Plough at Cuffley and we start at 8pm.

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Recent activities

Last Sunday we completed the task of clearing away all the brash and debris from the SE part of the Yellow Trail that the Sherrards Park team helped us to fell. We also carried back 3 trailer-loads of mature oak … Continue reading

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Widening the entrance path

Over the last few sessions, we’ve been widening the entrance path where it has become restricted by overhanging rhododendron. In this first photo you can see work in progress and the overhanging rhodi is visible behind Eric (doing chainsaw duty … Continue reading

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Yellow Trail clearance

Yesterday, Sunday 6th February we were assisted by our colleages from Sherrards Park Wood Wardens in the major task of widening the eastern arm of the Yellow Trail by clearing the trees between the path and the parallel bridleway. But … Continue reading

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Recent work

Not so much activity during the Christmas period, but here are two photos, one from the last working party before the break when we removed an old boardwalk, and the more recent Sunday work party when we burnt up all … Continue reading

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