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Woodland Heritage Festival 25th - 26th May

The fabulous archaeology students from the University of Sheffield are putting on a free family event at Ecclesall Woods. Get hands-on with cutting edge experimental archaeology! 255 more words

Roots Of Iron

Wayland Wood

Last month I posted on hanami in Japan; on how the fleeting beauty of cherry blossom captured the Japanese imagination and seemed to unite the country in an appreciation of the transitory nature of the seasons. 573 more words


Why burning wood is being encouraged

There has been much discussion about the benefits of burning wood over fossil fuels such as oil or gas or coal. Scientists are pretty unanimous in their view that burning wood is preferable to burning fossil fuels principally because fossil fuels release their stored carbon into the atmosphere as CO2 which of course is the main contributor to global warming. 544 more words

Ancient Woodland

The Squirrel has had my nuts!

Well something has had them, I suspect its squirrels but it might be mice or even Jays. I planted about 600 hazel nuts last month, each one was a viable nut as it was producing a little root. 268 more words

Ninewells Wood

More bluebells

I couldn’t resist a walk in the woods on my day off. The sun was shining and the temperature wasn’t too low. The bluebells are looking wonderful at the moment, and the scent is fantastic. 68 more words


Why Bluebells are worth celebrating

The bluebells are performing for the Bluebell Festival on Saturday. Hooray!

Carpets of bluebells are unique to the British Isles. They are what’s known as ‘indicator species’ for ancient woodland, as it takes hundreds of years for large populations of bluebells to form beneath the tree canopy. 67 more words


Not my cup of T: Music festival threatens ancient woodland and rare wildlife

I love music. I love music festivals. But there is a time and a place.

That time is not setting up when rare ospreys are nesting and that place is not next to delicate ancient woodland filled with otters, red squirrels, kingfishers and bats. 893 more words