Monthly Archives: August 2016

Bob Davis Do

The Trust put on a “leaving” event for Bob Davis our Head Forrester of forty two years service, at Base Camp last Thursday evening. Chrissy was responsible for the fine fare, and speakers arrived from Head Office. Susie has said … Continue reading

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Walk Bob Forester’s Way – (please complete the poll below)

The Trust have just added another route to their series of walks – known as the Forester’s Walk. The four mile stroll starts at Barrack Square and takes you around Aldbury common and Thunderdell Wood. Way-mark signs in the form … Continue reading

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Volunteers get together

The informal meeting of volunteers organised by Babs, took place at the V C on Monday morning. It was an opportunity for the volunteers from the Estate Office to meet up with those from the V C. The resulting conversations … Continue reading

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Sunday Volunteers 14th August

Having dealt with Northchurch common, then Berkhamsted common, the bracken rollers have now arrived at Ivinghoe common. This supports the long term plan of the Trust to remove extensive areas of bracken from the landscape, so that it is only … Continue reading

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American Graffiti

Whilst waiting for the Allied invasion of Europe in 1944, the Americans were stationed in Thunderdell Wood, and left their mark. The video tells the story………………….. Thanks to Richard Gwilt.    

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Calling all Volunteers

The long awaited meeting with the Trust takes place Monday 15th August 11.00am at the VC. Homemade refreshments will be provided by Posh Janet.

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Hotel accommodation for invertebrates.

The Trust are now taking winter bookings at the Visitor Centre from “invertebrates”, for the new Inn on the Green. A new five star attraction offering the latest facilities for wasps, bees, flies, hover-flies, spiders and the like. Originally constructed … Continue reading

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Thursday 4th August – Conservation Group

Last week the Thursday team visited Harding’s Rookery adjacent to the Mansion to clean up the wood, and then look for a long lost Wild Service tree. In the 1800’s all dead trees and fallen branches (brash) would have been … Continue reading

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The Butterfly Bush

After a six minute walk from the V. C. along the Old Copse Trail around Meadleys meadow behind the cafe, you will find a Buddleia bush. I was walking past it last Wednesday and spotted a butterfly that I have … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wander

The volunteers turned out in a good number on Wednesday for their summer walk, which started at Tring Museum and was guided by Phil Parry. The woodland walk went to Hastoe where the holloways on the escarpment are some of … Continue reading

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