Woodland Work and Fame at Last!

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013

Clearing trees that are 'under the canopy' is an important part of woodland management. Thinning out small trees allows the larger healthier ones to thrive and lets more light reach the ground to benefit ground flora. This was the main task for 'Team Tuesday' who were so keen that the work was complete by lunchtime!


Logs were added to a habitat pile and brash was burned on a fire that will hopefully stay hot enough for the Eco Club bonfire cookery session on Saturday. Fingers crossed!


A stunning example of Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria) was found close to the work site. This quintessential toadstool adds a bright splash of colour to the woodland floor at this time of year.

Fly Agaric

This time last week, Dave from BBC Tees interviewed staff and volunteers for the Sunday gardening radio slot. The interview can be heard on BBC iPlayer and starts at 1:36:30.

The closing date for the quiz is 1st November .There is still time to take part. Please send in your entries even if you can't find all of the answers as it is great feedback for the quiz masters!

Finally, Redwing have continued to pour over the reserve in large flocks and a Red Admiral was seen on the wing.

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