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If you come up to the woods today...

If you come up to the woods today…

The Kielderhead Wildwood project has seen almost 6,000 silver birch trees planted this season, with 4,000 of those planted by contractors up in the most hard to reach sections of site. A further 1,800 trees has been planted by Northumberland Wildlife Trust volunteers, students from Tyne Met College, and corporate volunteers from Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. The project has had the pleasure of welcoming new volunteers to site as restrictions eased, assisting the team with wildlife monitoring across Wildwood.

 

During reptile surveys the project have managed to record sightings of both adder and common lizard. Trust volunteers were also lucky enough to see two golden-ringed dragonfly laying their eggs; the females of this species are the UK’s longest dragonfly and the performance of egg laying is extremely impressive. This summer at Wildwood has also seen heath/bog specialists in flower, such as bog asphodel, round-leaved sundew and common butterwort, adding patches of colour dotted within the expanse of heather and bracken.

 

Photo credit Natasha Helmsley 

If you come up to the woods today...