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What’s So Good About Dead Wood?

So, this is the time of year to eat, drink and be merry. Mince pies, mulled wine and warming company were calling, but first, the ‘Friends of Fingle’ volunteers had work to do. Introducing the final task of the year, Dave Rickwood the Woodland Manager, explained the importance of one, so far, overlooked feature of…

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)