Come along and join the Teesdale Woodland Volunteers!

The volunteers meet every Friday and do practical conservation work in woodlands and countryside sites around Barnard Castle. Up until now most of their time has been spent in the beautiful ancient woodland, Deepdale Wood. They have dug out new pond, repaired steps and pathways, laid a section of hedge as well as clearing out non-native species like sycamore to improve conditions for wildflower to thrive. All this work will help to improve the woodland and help local wildlife to flourish. There are plans to do more such as put up bird boxes and coppice areas of woodland.

The volunteers are a friendly, enthusiastic team who enjoy being outside in the fresh air and love wildlife. They meet at 10 at various locations around Deepdale Wood and Barnard Castle. Details of each task are sent out in advance. Just wear old warm clothes and bring refreshments. All other equipment and tools are provided.

 

If this appeals to you and you want to know more please contact Laura Tedstone.  We would love more local people to get involved. If you are not so keen on the practical work there is the opportunity to learn more about the wildlife and get involved in surveying and recording birds, butterflies and plant. We would love to hear from you, so either by email – ltedstone@durhamwt.co.uk or 0191 584 3112.

This project has been made possible thanks to funding from The Tesco Bags of Help Scheme, The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, and Durham County Council. Thanks to additional funding from Barnrd Town Council the teams will work in to her areas such as the lower Demesnes, Flatts Wood and The Tees riverbank.

The volunteers meet every Friday and do practical conservation work in woodlands and countryside sites around Barnard Castle. Up until now most of their time has been spent in the beautiful ancient woodland, Deepdale Wood. They have dug out new pond, repaired steps and pathways, laid a section of hedge as well as clearing out non-native species like sycamore to improve conditions for wildflower to thrive. All this work will help to improve the woodland and help local wildlife to flourish. There are plans to do more such as put up bird boxes and coppice areas of woodland.

The volunteers are a friendly, enthusiastic team who enjoy being outside in the fresh air and love wildlife. They meet at 10 at various locations around Deepdale Wood and Barnard Castle. Details of each task are sent out in advance. Just wear old warm clothes and bring refreshments. All other equipment and tools are provided.

If this appeals to you and you want to know more please contact Laura Tedstone.  We would love more local people to get involved. If you are not so keen on the practical work there is the opportunity to learn more about the wildlife and get involved in surveying and recording birds, butterflies and plant. We would love to hear from you, so either by email – ltedstone@durhamwt.co.uk or 0191 584 3112.

This project has been made possible thanks to funding from The Tesco Bags of Help Scheme, The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, and Durham County Council. Thanks to additional funding from Barnrd Town Council the teams will work in to her areas such as the lower Demesnes, Flatts Wood and The Tees riverbank.

 

 

 

Steve, Sue and Brian protecting their newly coppiced hazel from deer

 

Volunteers dig out a woodland pond