Wild visitors

Wildlife galore Surprised we were to visit the wood last weekend and find a deer lurking. Apparently roe deer can squeeze through gaps less than a foot wide. So we think it must have got in under the fence somewhere and we will have to do some clearance along the...

We went down to the woods today

Insect hotels Children visiting Holt Wood last weekend had a great time using household waste plastic bottles, cardboard, string and plant material to make different kinds of structures attractive to insects such as lacewings, solitary bees and others. We searched...

Back to the harvest

At last, some space in the diary to get the blog going again. Last year, 2014, the blog was left behind for a while due to lots of other things, hope to catch up during 2015. Harvest of witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) The witch hazel shrubs are doing well, both on...