The small West Hill copse is the most specie rich area of West Hill. Planted about 30 years ago the wood is densly planted with native species; Oak, Sweet Chestnut, Field Maple, Hornbeam, Cherry, Hawthorn, Wild Pear & Silver Birch.
Winters day in the wood
The ground flora is diverse with Snowdrops, Bluebells, 3 leaved Garlic, Primroses, Dead Nettle & Spring Snowflake.
On cold bright winter days; we, (my trusty volunteer Robin) and I have been beavering away in the wood; removing hung up trees, raising the canopy & creating habitats for insects using fallen & dead branches.
Future projects will include laying a woodchip path so our learners & others can access the wood and learn about & experience woodland life.
Install some hammocks which can be tied between trees, & would be a perfect place to rest & be still & listen to nature.
Snowdrops in the wood