• Making way for a mini meadow

    It was decided that the overgrown patch of hazel, birch and bramble that sits in the middle of the Tudeley Woods Carpark was due for a change. While valuable in its own right as potential nesting habitat, shelter and a food source, within a woodland setting, its benefit is be negligible. So instead the plan is to turn it into a little wildflower meadow to attract bees, butterflies, hoverflies, and other fluttering and…

    • 15 Oct 2012
  • Bye-bye Boar

    The mysterious herd of boar that was causing mischief over the last week was finally captured and removed on Friday morning. They were spotted at the eastern end of Pembury Walks and were coaxed with delicious treats into an enclosure by Steve, the Warden and Mick, from the Hadlow estate. They were given water and food until they were picked up by the Crowborough Warren estate. The whole ordeal was far more straightforward…

    • 8 Oct 2012
  • Little Swine! (literally)

    Last week saw two work parties out at Tudeley Woods on Wednesday and Sunday. Wednesday’s work party turned out despite the terrible rain in the morning, which goes to show the dedication of our volunteers! Luckily the day’s task involved making two big (and warm) bonfires to burn the brash that was cleared during the last session in Yew Tree Field. The rain made starting the second fire slightly tricky, but the decision…

    • 3 Oct 2012
  • Success with Tudeley Woods' first work party!

    A big thank you to all the volunteers who came along to Tudeley woods to lend a hand at the reserve's first work party outing. It was Claire's first time in charge of a work party but she did a wonderful job leading the group in a day of scrub clearance in Yew Tree Field. The field is due to be cut over winter as a means of controlling the birch that's encroaching, but first, all the large trees and bushes need to be removed…

    • 13 Sep 2012