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November

Newsletter

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Woodland Ways mission:

 

Education for sustainable development through local action and global awareness.

 

Discover our educational policy and vision here

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help change the landscape too!

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news

 

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This month's Tree Quotation

 “The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.”

 

William Blake

...an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his life, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual art of the Romantic Age...

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Our local news

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Assistance needed

 

There is an opportunity at Woodland Ways to help manage and up-motivate the group. If you have experience at leading small and happy teams, and have an enthusiasm for our work to make Moreton Hall's woods better for people and wildlife, do get in touch.

 

Those of us who regularly read and enjoy the Woodland Ways page in Bury St Edmunds Directory (formerly Moreton Hall Directory) will be disappointed. After 180 articles, the January page will be the last one.

 

The motivation of writing it was being lost - the more eagle-eyed amongst us may have spotted that some articles from a few years ago were being re-used! Thanks to all who contributed to it over the years.

 

Membership renewals


Thank you to all those who renewed their membership in October or shortly afterwards. We value every member, for your support and for the credibility we get from having a strong membership.

 

Do suggest to friends and neighboursthat they might like to join too! Any previous members who have not paid yet can still do this by cheque to 8 Tassel Road, IP32 7LN or direct to Woodland Ways Bank Account – Sort Code 30-91-49 Account No: 02314687

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Managing Woodland Ways

 

If you would like to see what the trustees get up to, or join us as a trustee, please do come to one of our meetings.

 

Trustees meetings in 2022 are on Thursday evenings, on 24th March, 16th June, 15th September and 8th December. Please come to find out what the trustees do, and contribute anything you might have to tell us.

Have you visited

Natterer's Wood

lately?

Page background images and galleries: Scenes from the Woodland Ways circular walk by a WW volunteer

 

Voulunteer Tree image on front page by Sarah White: Creative Commons image

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Update Janaury 2022

 

 

Happy New Year! Your trustees are looking forward to a year uninterrupted by covid-19 and where our wildlife benefits from our work parties.

 

News from our woods

 

Natterer’s Wood

 

We have made a formal complaint to West Suffolk Council regarding their mismanagement of grass cutting at Natterer's Wood. In 2020 and 2021 the grass cutting in and around the bat meadow changed from the long-term hay cut in August, to a damaging cut in October. The cuttings have been left in both years, to form a 'thatch' which suppresses wildflower growth. The Council has now agreed to meet us to aim to resolve the issue.

 

Pond Covert

 

In our March newsletter, we reported that some trees in Pond Covert had been marked up for safety works, including a combination of felling, coppicing and removing deadwood from the canopy if it is a danger to people or property.

 

The works were paused until the bird nesting season ended, and we look forward to it proceeding this winter. We are hopeful that there may be some logs left from the felling which can be used for the long-needed refurbishment of the log seating area. Tree safety works have been in progress for some time in Moreton Hall so it shouldn't be too long before Pond Covert is worked upon.

 

Home Covert

 

Trees in Home Covert have recently been marked up for safety felling too.

 

Wildlife news

 

A great spotted woodpecker has been heard drumming in Pond Covert, in November and December. This noise is made by a male bird bashing its beak repeatedly on a hollow tree trunk to make a loud noise. Its the species' equivalent of bird song, to claim and defend his mating territory from other males and to impress any females.

 

Listen out for the drumming in the wood, as it may continue all winter.

 

Also in winter, tawny owls become audible in our woods. Often, one is heard in the woodland alongside Bedingfeld Road (not Woodland Ways) but try any of our woods. The male's 'to-whoo-oo' is most often heard, and sometimes the females answering screech 'to-whit'.

 

 

 

 

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