Tuesday, 22 November 2011


The trees along the ditch on the western edge of our woodland have been coppiced in time gone by. This ancient way of woodland management, by cutting trees down at their base, encourages vigorous new growth and helps to prolong the their lifespan. The cut timber has many uses.
www.coppicing.com has lots of additional information and illustrated examples of good practice.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Fabulous Fungi

The recent mild, wet weather is just right for fungi. This year there are many different species popping up through the grass. Last Sunday was warm and sunny, so I wandered round with my camera.

I wish I knew more about mushrooms and fungi, their names in particula

Last Sunday, The Living World on Radio 4 featured two experts discussing their finds on a fungi foray in Wales. It was fascinating.