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Old alignment of Yellow Trail now revealed

Work on the clearance work on the Yellow Trail just east of the bridge over Grimes Brook has included clearing the alignment of the old track which would have been used before the bridge was built over the brook. This … Continue reading

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Clearance work in the Wood

As a result of the significant clearance work carried out by contractors late in 2011, many vistas in the Wood have changed. Details can be found here. Although it may look rather like a waste land at present, it will … Continue reading

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Work on the Yellow Trail

In order to maintain the easterly part of the Yellow Trail as a wide open glade, some tree felling and general clearance is being undertaken by the group. Here is Howard felling a poor specimen of Oak.

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Dormouse Boxes

In late August the group helped to erect 50 Dormouse boxes in the Wood. We hope that this will help identify the status of Dormice in the Wood.

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August activities

Howard fells a dangerously rotting birch tree on the Yellow Trail. Nearby we noticed a Fly Agaric toadstool. The new fence and gate for the store area. Digging out the base for the new concrete ramp. Heather in flower on … Continue reading

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Today’s working party

Today we spent chain-sawing some large logs to create some wooden ‘stepping stones’ for a local project to create a community garden at Northaw. After we finished, we noted this some spectacular Parasol Mushrooms near the entrance drive, see below.

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Vegetation Surveys

In the past few weeks we have been taking this year’s survey of vegetation along the set transect lines. We carried out surveys at Brook Glade, Justice Hill and on Middle Way we created a new transect to monitor growth … Continue reading

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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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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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