Whats Happening in the Woodlands

 

Apple Day 

Saturday 11-Nov-17 - T&CWET Apple Day - from 10.30am to 3.30pm

This year looks to be a bumper year for fruit - apples and pears in particular! If you have an abundance of fruit, bring your surplus harvest along to our first T&CWET Apple Day, to be held at the Old Coombs Depot in the woodlands, from 10.30am to 3.30pm on November 11th. This Apple Day aims to be both fun for the local community and a fundraiser for the Thornborough & Coombs Community Woodlands, which will receive 50% of all monies donated. So turn your spare fruit into juice and help us raise funds for our lovely local woodland and its orchard of heritage fruit trees. 

Come dressed and prepared to help wash, chop and mill the fruit, then press it into juice, using the Mid Shires Orchard Group's big cider press. You will be able to press your own fruit and take home the juice - don't forget to bring clean water or squash/pop (not milk) bottles to carry it! We'll ask for a donation, or a portion of the juice pressed, in return. If you don't have fruit of your own, don't panic! We'll have some bottles of lovely fresh-pressed juice already prepared, to swap for a donation.

 

As well as apple pressing, there will be a Heritage Apple Display to explore, potted heritage fruit trees for sale, a 'longest peel' competition for the youngsters and the Mid Shires Orchard Group will have a go at identifying your apples and answering any queries you may have on orchard and top fruit-related topics. We'll also be pleased to tell you about the new Orchard Working Party, which will meet for a few hours each month, to take care of the seasonal maintenance jobs on the T&CWET fruit trees.

 

We hope you will join us for the T&CWET Apple Day. For more information, please contact Claire at: MSOGChairman@yahoo.com

 

 

Picnic Table

Created by Men In Sheds ( Winslow) and supported by a grant from Heart of Bucks our new picnic take has been installed near to the quarry. Thanks to our volunteers led by Andy Spurr we now have a great place to stop and rest whilst walking in the woods.

 

 

Cards

A series of cards with views of the Woods and its wildlife are now available. Cards are available for sale from the Two Brewers

Owling

The Buckinghamshire Owl and Raptor Group (BORG) has just built and positioned four new owl boxes in the woods.

BORG is a voluntary group which builds nest boxes, works with landowners to position them in suitable places, then monitors the boxes in conjunction with the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO).

 

The boxes are for barn owls, which will currently be looking for places to roost and build nests.

 

BORG is keen to hear from any schools, conservation groups or youth groups which might be interested in finding out more about how to receive one of these boxes. BORG will position the box in a suitable place, then monitor it to see whether there is any breeding success!!

 

For more information, please contact:

 

BORG: Alex Matthews (07545 254109) alexwmatthews@hotmail.com

 

 

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