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Notice to dog walkers

We appreciate that many visitors to the Great Wood Local Nature Reserve come not only to enjoy the wood and the walk, but also to exercise their dogs. Bye-law 9 of the Great Wood requires owners or those responsible to … Continue reading

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More spring images

More ‘dramatic’ HDR images from around the wood.

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Signs of Spring

As always, click on photos for a larger view. More photos are on our Facebook page Alongside Cuffley Brook in the NE corner of the wood, look out for: We also find ‘domestic escapes’ along the south of the wood, … Continue reading

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Planting hornbeam shoots

Last Friday we continued planting new hornbeam shoots to strengthen the boundary with the camp where the old hornbeams have been ‘laid’. With all the recent snow and rain, the ground conditions were not good, but this did make planting … Continue reading

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More badgers

Last summer I found a track on the west side of the wood that bore all the signs of being an animal track. In November I set up the Trailcam to see if I could record anything. Aside from the … Continue reading

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Autumn images

A gallery of colour-enhanced images of the wood in autumn. (For the technically minded, these have been created as HDR images from three separate exposures).

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Website update

Over the summer, I have created a new section on Trees and Shrubs in the wood. You can find it here.

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Spring flowers

The first bluebell was spotted in the wood on 8th April. By the 21st, there were out right across the wood. Other small flowers can be found alongside the Brook near the swallowholes. Bluebells and Apple Blossom in Brook Glade. … Continue reading

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Winching out Rhododendron stems and roots

Since this block of Rhodi was cleared by the ‘Wednesday Group’, the stems (left so they can be winched out) have started to regrow. We finally got round to winching them all out, which is the only way of ensuring … Continue reading

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Storm Doris

Storm Doris brought down several large trees across the main trails, which kept us busy for a few sessions. A large hornbeam down on the very muddy Blue Trail. This bench survived a direct hit!

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