Our park has some beautiful old woodland at the far end. It is rarely used and under-valued. Our aim is to try and open up access and awareness of our woods to allow them become an integral and much loved part of our park.
Friends of Ancells Farm have been working with a number of local conservation experts to explore the range of plants, animals etc living in the woods and to start to think about how we can help to maintain this part of our park into the future and encourage a wider biodiversity within our park.
We have cut back growth around the existing paths through the wood, as well as gradually reducing some of the more invasive species such as holly and non-native species such as laurel. The reason for doing this is to open up the floor of the woodland slightly to allow any existing dormant woodland plants to reassert themselves.
We received a funding Grant from Rushmoor Borough Council which enabled us to install bridges to improve access to the woods and create a wildlife trail within the park and woods. See if you can find our brass rubbing posts and wildlife information boards!
If you know anything about woodland, or have an interest in helping with this goal, then please contact us now at firstname.lastname@example.org!