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English Woodland images February 2014

English Woodland images February 2014

February can seem like the lowest point in the year in consideration of things to see in a wood. However, February 2014 was exceptionally mild and wet which has resulted in lots of ground water and also the strong beginnings of new growth. Birdsong is gradually...
English Woodland images in January 2014

English Woodland images in January 2014

English woodland in January The new year began with rain which made the tracks muddy, but the sunshine soon returned providing opportunity for interesting photographs. I’ve chosen a selection of those I’ve taken, providing a visual insight into English...
Nesting boxes for birds

Nesting boxes for birds

Ever since we bought the wood Gerald has been talking about and planning where bird boxes would be placed. Making the bird boxes himself seemed a sensible idea, but the amount of plywood that was delivered made me ponder whether the number he was obviously planning...
Woodland work assessment

Woodland work assessment

The contractors, LandTech, finished working in the wood at the end of the first week in January. They were a pleasure to have working in the wood and the work they’ve done has been highly praised by the Agent on his various visits during the ‘work in...
Woodland fungi in January

Woodland fungi in January

Identifying fungi In the last post I shared some images taken on a very wet New Year’s Day. Several of those photos were of woodland fungi in January, taken in our wood. But what are they and do you have the knowledge for identifying fungi? I looked in the...
New Year’s Day 2014

New Year’s Day 2014

Wet woodland in January Despite pouring rain we decided to have a walk around the wood to consider various aspects to do with future management. “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad kit” is one of Gerald’s favourite sayings, being...
Oak tree planting

Oak tree planting

A couple of days before Christmas we were surprised to see a rather long white package, left in our front garden. I presumed Gerald had ordered some hedging, but if so it was going to be an exceptionally high hedge! In the event the delivery turned out to be an Oak...
Woodland roadways 2

Woodland roadways 2

Once the processing/turning area and track dug out inside the wood, the stone was delivered. It seemed like a lot of stone, in theory, but of course stone weighs a lot! A layer of terram was put down before the stone was pushed and dragged into place by the digger,...
Woodland roadways

Woodland roadways

Having got a track to the wood, suitable for vehicle access, the next step was to provide a processing, turning area ready for when we start the first phase of wood management specified in our Management Plan. Previous to the arrival of the contractors, we’d...

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