Category Archives: Southwoood

Layers of Fun

At Southwood Woodland our local volunteer group have continued to improve the woodland with a task every 4th Sunday of the month. On our last task we took to planting whips (young trees) and sowing seeds to improve the biodiversity of … Continue reading

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Coppicing Creations

This past Sunday Stuart and I were joined by volunteers from the Southwood Woodland Improvement Group (SWIG) and Guildford Royal Grammar School. The job of the day was to coppice some hazel stands within the woodland understory. Coppicing is a traditional woodland … Continue reading

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Foot prints in the snow – Answers

We’ve had some very creative suggestions to the mystery animal tracks, including Fox, Wallaby and the illusive Jabberwocky. Well here are the answers with some ideas to help identify them. Animal 1 is a Rabbit hopping slowly. When they’re charging around at … Continue reading

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Flowers Rock

Yesterday after helping on Jenny’s task at Southwood Woodland I went exploring and discovered that Spring has come early to the woodland. Pretty painted pebbles have appeared, with this delicate daisy nestled under a bench. Why not have a stroll … Continue reading

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Constructing a Fine Fence

The next construction task we undertook at Southwood Woodland last month was to repair a boundary fence. The fence off Kennel’s Lane in Farnborough had been driven into several times, enough to destroy a section of it. So the volunteers … Continue reading

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Excavating A New Habitat

At Southwood Woodland this past month we have undertaken two construction tasks. The first task was to install a new pond in the main grassland glade as part of the agreed management plan for the woodland. The pond will add … Continue reading

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Wildflower Wonderland

This year the BVC Trust began a major project to improve the understory of our woodlands across the valley. As they are, the floor of our woodlands is mostly comprised of bramble and nettles due to a lack of connectivity … Continue reading

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