Wildlife and volunteering in 2021

2021 was another unsettled year on the whole for humans, but a more settled one in terms of weather for wildlife. It was a hugely successful year for wildlife and volunteering at Hazel Hill Wood. Volunteers are fundamental to our small charity, and volunteers gain from the time they spend with us. If you don’t… Continue reading Wildlife and volunteering in 2021

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Autumn Conservation Weekend 2021

Autumn Conservation Weekend is a time for exchange: come and nurture the woods and the woods will nurture you. A total of 21 people took part (17 adults and 4 children), with most of us staying for the full two days and two nights, across the first weekend in October. Spending time in this magical… Continue reading Autumn Conservation Weekend 2021

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What if we maintained our buildings in a regenerative way?

The Forest Ark

In this post I am conducting a thought experiment. My question is, what if we built and maintained our buildings in an a regenerative way? By regenerative, I mean in a way that leaves the ecosystem, in its fullest sense, richer and better able to heal itself. From its beginning, Hazel Hill has been a… Continue reading What if we maintained our buildings in a regenerative way?

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Bat and Glow Worm Night 2021

On 29th July 2021, we celebrated the start of the school summer holidays with a night time safari looking for some of our nocturnal wildlife – bats and glow worms. We had a great time and were fully booked, with 30 people attending. The income from your ticket sales supports our charitable work, so thank you to… Continue reading Bat and Glow Worm Night 2021

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BioBlitz 2021 Summary

The last weekend in May saw in our 3rd annual BioBlitz, a 24-hour wildlife survey to find as many different species of wildlife as possible!  Summary of wildlife records: 164 species so far (we could get a few more from photos) 53 moth species, including poplar hawk moth, little thorn, scorched wing, ochreous pug and… Continue reading BioBlitz 2021 Summary

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