A partnership between the Woodland Trust and the National Trust

Volunteer Day in the Woods

Contribution from Nina Fenner, Woodland Trust Volunteer. Last weeks volunteer day was clearing regenerating conifers from an area of native oak woodland near to Clifford Bridge.    

Hornet beetle found in Fingle Woods

The National Trust Biological Survey Team found a hornet beetle (Strangalia aurulenta) recently whilst surveying in Fingle Woods. This is a nationally scarce species and is usually associated with decaying oak boughs and is primarily  south western in its distribution. The hornet beetle (photo Andy Foster)  

Wood Ants

The wood ants are busy down in the woods

Festival of fun at Fingle Woods – July 4 2014

Come and enjoy the magic of Fingle Woods on a summer evening. Discover the wildlife found here on a woodland tour, build a nest box for a dormouse and meet one of the horses used for logging wood. We’ll be demonstrating some traditional woodland crafts and later on we’ll be…

Pearl bordered fritillaries found at Wooston Castle

The National Trust’s Biological Survey Team have been to Fingle Woods surveying both the Woodland Trust and National Trust areas. Andy Foster and Gordon Barker at a wet Fingle Woods Andy checking an invertebrate trap A pearl bordered fritillary – found at Wooston Castle by the team  

A veteran tree amongst the conifers

David Rickwood, Site Manager for the Woodland Trust was out earlier this week in Fingle Woods with The Conservation Volunteers led by Matt Gare when they came across this large veteran oak tree which is reckoned to be about 250 years old. It has a girth of 13-14′. It was found…