News snippets

April 21st – 22nd 2017:  Nature Survey at Deer Park Wood

We had glorious sunshine for our Nature Day, and around 140 people took part in the activities on the programme below.  Many families came from our neighbouring Deer Park Estate, including a fair proportion for whom visiting the wood was a new experience.

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We noticed some time ago that one of the fields south of Range Road, the site of planned new housing, is a wonderfully diverse mature meadow.

Teams of volunteers have been rescuing orchids (bee and pyramidal) from the bulldozers and planting them in our wild flower meadows in Deer Park wood for the past three years. We have barrowed over a ton of turves for transplanting in Deer Park Wood – fingers are crossed that they survive the ordeal!

Wheelbarrow with orchids

Wheelbarrow with orchids

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March 6th 2015

David Cameron, our MP, visited Deer Park Wood to plant a tree and install a Bee World plaque on March 6th.  We also welcomed representatives of firms on the industrial estate to the west of the wood, who planted their own trees.  After a pretty damp winter, we had a fine day, much appreciated by all..

PM with WWV Chair and Treasurer
PM with WWV Chair and Treasurer

PM plants commemorative oak tree
PM plants commemorative oak tree
Bee World plaque
Bee World plaque
Our youngest guest
Our youngest guest
Mayor plants tree
Mayor plants tree
Refreshments for volunteers
Refreshments for volunteers