Saturday, 30 August 2008


Our third A.G.M will be held at Elmsett School on Thursday 25th September.
The meeting will start at 7.30 and everyone is welcome.

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Animal Habitats

The pupils at Elmsett School have always been involved with creating and developing our woodland. In the early stages, they helped to name our scheme and designed the woodland's layout.

They were asked to think about and suggest what they would like in their wood. Many children wanted it to be a safe place, where all kinds of animals can live.

With this in mind, and the fact that many species are struggling with diseases and unseasonable weather, we shall be introducing different habitats to improve the biodiversity in Buckle's Wood.

The photo shows caterpillars on some nettles in my garden. They will turn into Peacock butterflies. We have nettles in the wood , but not many flowers for the butterflies to complete their life cycle, so this autumn we shall be planing wild flower plants, to attract more butterflies, insects, birds, and bees.

Monday, 4 August 2008

Frogs and their plight

Last week, the press covered a news item about the global plight of frogs and other amphibians. The two deadly illnesses have reached the UK and the public are being asked to report cases of sick or dead animals to Froglife so that they can track the extent of the diseases.

A pond was included in our original woodland plan and we shall be considering when, where and how to achieve this in the near future. I hope that there won't be too many obstacles and objections to our plans. It could be a challenging time, for us, the frogs and their watery friends!