In preparation for our forthcoming Scarecrow Day - Bank Holiday Monday 29th August - our ever young volunteers took up the challenge to produce a few scarecrows to be used around the area to advertise our event.
There was no shortage of volunteers offering their help in going back to their youth building these scarecrows. Great fun was had by everyone involved.
We must apologise to our visitors expecting to pick up one of our trail guides from the leaflet holders. We have underestimated the popularity of the reserve and have therefore had to order a reprint ahead of schedule. The new supply should be with us by the Bank Holiday but in the meantime, if you require a trail guide, there is a copy available to download from our website. Otherwise we do have a map on our Information Board in the main car park.
This afternoon whilst walking from our office to the main car park to close the height barriers on the car park gates I heard a great deal of chatter coming from our new den building area in Villa Wood. I went to have a look at who was making so much noise and found 3 generations of the same family enjoying themselves whilst constructing a substantial den. It was obvious the more mature members had done this before but for the youngsters it was their first time and they were thoroughly enjoying the experience. I was so impressed by their endeavours that I requested a photograph for our records - so here in full colour are the Pearson family having fun in the woods.