Traditional hedgelaying – an artform that you can perfect

We’ve had a very busy winter, spring and summer on our nature reserves this year but fortunately, we haven’t had to suffer the challenges of the previous wet winter which seriously affected our woodland management work. Across our nature reserves, staff, contractors and an enthusiastic army of highly dedicated volunteers have been busy coppicing, cutting coupes… Continue reading Traditional hedgelaying – an artform that you can perfect

What is it like to volunteer with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust?

In Summer 2015 we were visited by a group of young people from NCS The Challenge, who interviewed Warwickshire Wildlife Trust volunteers and staff to find out what the volunteering experience is all about, what opportunities it gives people, and why volunteers are such an enormous asset to the Trust. The interviews, filming, editing and music… Continue reading What is it like to volunteer with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust?

The most unexpected sight in the garden?

The hedgehog is famously nocturnal. Foraging in the dark for beetles and the occasional slug, this garden dweller is best spotted on the footage retrieved from a nighttime camera trap. In the absence of camera equipment, a dedicated vigil by the patio doors may be your only opportunity to catch a glimpse of your spiky… Continue reading The most unexpected sight in the garden?

A plea to parents, school teachers, nurseries and families…

Walking through the park after running one of Warwickshire Wildlife Trust's children’s activities, a little girl of about 8 or 9 came down the path on her scooter making every effort to ride through the puddles, which were so large after recent rainfall that they consumed half of the pathway! Muddy water splashed all over her… Continue reading A plea to parents, school teachers, nurseries and families…