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Today’s session at Withymead saw us splitting into two groups. One group worked hard re-surfacing the path to Richard’s wishing well with gravel. The other group reinforced the structure of the tepee and at the end we all worked together … Continue reading

Moorend Common

Rose bay willow herb had rooted itself in the stream near the Prince Albert pub, so our April task was to clear out the stream bed and remove the dead stalks along its banks. The large willow by the stream … Continue reading

Park Wood

We often take our friends for a walk from Nettlebed to the best bluebell wood in the area, but today I had the great pleasure of helping to tend it. The bluebells were already starting to flower and there were … Continue reading

Greys Court – green birthday party

It is now 17 years since we were set up in 1998, so we celebrated the anniversary during our coffee break at Greys Court, where our task was to clear and burn brambles in the bluebell wood across the field … Continue reading

Aston Rowant

We have been gradually removing brambles and other scrub from a fence line at Aston Rowant, and we got a lot more done in our April session. The sun was shining and birds were singing, and we had great fun … Continue reading


A record turnout with 18 of us working on Nettlebed Common this morning, one group clearing back overgrown bushes and trees near to the pavilion whilst the rest of us laboured to remove brambles from the Priest Hill area of … Continue reading

Moorend Common

Our tasks for the March session at Moorend Common included cutting back the side growth from footpaths and a bridle path and coppicing overgrown hazel stools. Julia, 7/4/2015

Cleeve Court

Many tasks to tackle in all corners of the water meadow for our late March visit: clearing the brash from a large felled tree in the drove road; making stakes from pollarded willows and burning the brash; cutting up the … Continue reading


Really spring-like weather for our 7th March session at Ewelme watercress beds, where we had several sightings of a kingfisher. There was watercress to clear, of course, each side of a dam below the bridge, but we also reduced two … Continue reading

Nuffield Place

Today 15 of us were back at Nuffield Place clearing the invasive holly from the woodland As the property is now open to the public for the new season we were not able to have a bonfire but had to … Continue reading

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