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Wonderful Woods

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Iain Porter

Posted by Iain Porter on 25 July 2012

Wonderful Woods The wonderful display of woodland flowers such as yellow archangel, wood sorrel and wild garlic this year have really made my regular visits to Cothelstone Hill special. The AONB Service manages this woodland on behalf of Somerset County Council and it is a great place to visit especially during the spring and summer months.

Even though summer has only just started, Andy and I are already thinking of the woodland management needed on Cothelstone Hill for next winter. Whenever we are looking at our woodland management I always like to catch up with the Western Somerset Woodlands Project, lead by FWAG SW. I was pleased to hear they are still ablle to offer a free visit to woodland owners in the Quantock Hills and West Somerset area to provide advice on woodland management. If you are interested in a free visit please contact Adam Lockyear (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) or Steve Fox (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) or phone 01823 355427.


And while the good weather lasts I would recommend visiting our woods on Cothelstone Hill, where if you are lucky you might spot ranger Andy or our volunteers monitoring Dormice numbers or undertaking maintainence of the fenceline or even some of the special wildlife that lives there such as the Pied Flycatcher.

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