DEAN GREEN TEAM

Wildlife Conservation Group in the

Forest of Dean

Gloucestershire

Home Page

Diary

What's on

Arboretum

News

Dymock Group

Links

Contact Us

 

8 November 2022

Flaxley Woods

Grid Ref SO675159

A good day out with no rain! We did further clearing of the cut trees to open up the ground level for future spring wild flowers.

Contractors were in the woods near to us doing further tree cutting. When we arrived there was a queue of our cars by the entrance barrier waiting for our ranger to guide us deep into the woods. Then, a massive lorry laden with wood came down the track so we all manoeuverd away to let him through. It's not often that there is a traffic jam in the woods!

This is a cleared area and one of the Dormouse boxes is visible on the tree.

Surveys show dormice have declined in Britain this century. Nest boxes, put up with the entrance facing a tree trunk, are attractive to dormice and help survival and breeding success.

This shows the height of the brush fencing we built by clearing the foreground.

There is another Dormouse box which was left in the tree.

Pulling out the branches and piling the logs were the main tasks of the day.