Sadly we know that due to social distancing and the current lockdown situation throughout the UK, we are only allowed to access Leigh Woods in family groups or with a maximum of 2 people together. We hope you are still able to get to and enjoy the woodland if it is suitable and are witnessing the beautiful spring trees, plants and birdsong which is making Leigh Woods wonderful at the present time. We ask you to be respectful of the advice not to drive to the woods and park, and to keep your dogs well under control.
Here is a second little quiz for you to try when you are out and about on your daily exercise over the bank holiday weekend. See if you can find these leaves and trees on your street, in your local park, in woodland or even in your garden! If you can, answer the questions for each tree.
Answers and names of the trees will be on our Facebook page in a few days’ time.
My Green World moves its programmes to Leigh Woods
We are going into full partnership with Forestry England at Leigh Woods and will be running all our programmes at this fantastic National Nature Reserve site from Spring/Summer 2020!
We have expanded our range of programmes in Leigh Woods and many old favourites will be available this year. We even have fabulous new seating inside our natural Green Barn which makes a great place to have lunch!
From the end of Term 6 2020 there will no longer be any Key Stage 1 programmes at Folly Farm. However, we are not leaving this wonderful site completely and will still be tutoring for Avon Wildlife Trust at the Folly Farm centre for Key Stage 2 for autumn 2020.
Key Stage 1 programmes are available at Folly Farm for Terms 5 & 6 2020.
Email us now to reserve a date for your class at Leigh Woods or Folly Farm this summer!
Of course we have had to cancel our Walks and Talks through the spring due to coronavirus. We will very much be hoping to reschedule these for later in the year if this becomes an option. In the meantime, we are very sorry not to be able to run our events as normal.
This year’s line up of Walks and Talks is shaping up very nicely and starts with our popular Winter Tree ID session with Neill Talbot from Avellana Ecology on 16th Feb. We then follow on with:
Water Voles with Chris Sperring 1st March
Spring Flowers with Avellana Ecology 5th April
Dawn Birdsong with Mike Dilger 2nd May
Bat of Leigh Woods with Lia Gilmour 15th May
Family Owl Prowl with Ian McGuire 2nd Oct
Kids in the Woods returns on Wednesday 12th January 2020!
It has been lovely to see everybody at Kids in the Woods this autumn! We have enjoyed making homes for mini beasts and going on a bug hunt, learning about mammals preparing for winter and listening to stories and enjoying hot chocolate around the fire. Our themes for the winter and spring will include cooking (!), birds and how to feed them in our gardens, nests, and eggs (both real and chocolate). We’re also going to get arty and make some giant woodland creations and think about trees in springtime.
Hope to see you all again soon!