Category: Newsletters

Autumn in the wood – Newsletter 133 – October 2022

I aways feel a little sad at the Autumn Equinox; sad that the nights will be long for six whole months; sad that what sunshine we see doesn’t bring the warmth we had enjoyed. But there are compensations, especially this autumn, which is a very exciting time for the Eternal Forest Trust.

Summertime in the Wood – Newsletter 132 – August 2022

It’s been so dry in the wood this summer, the ground is like concrete under the rich dark topsoil. I’ve never seen the stream so low. But at least we have a stream and it is still running, so we have water. And there must be water in the ground, because the treees, ferns and… Read more »

Springtime in the Wood – Newsletter 131 – March 2022

March was a golden month. Golden sunshine – record breaking, according to the Met Office – golden daffodils, celandine, dandelions, primroses – well, more lemon than gold but surely you’ll allow a bit of poetic licence?

Hallowe’en in the wood – Newsletter 128 – October 2021

It seems appropriate that I should devote this newsletter to ghoulies and ghosties. Hallowe’en is next Sunday and the mosses are dripping in anticipation. Everything is damp. Yellow slime mould is running riot. Under the brambles, the red and white Amanitas are out in force, capturing the imagination.

Autumn Equinox in the Wood – Newsletter 127 – September 2021

It’s beautiful!  Clouds of butterflies dancing in the sunshine. On warm September days, the wood smells delicious. I struggle to describe the rich and complex aroma in a way that would be meaningful to those who are unable to visit; it’s a mixture of fruit and fungi, trees and damp earth; it reminds me of… Read more »

Summertime in the Wood – Newsletter 125 – June 2021

Frogs are jumping and the brambles are high. The wood is totally lush: the trees in full sail, the ferns at their most magnificent. In sunny spots, flowers are blooming as never before and the air is scented with honey suckle.

Spring in Boduan Sanctuary Wood – Newsletter 124 – May 2021

It’s late spring and spirits are rising with the temperature. We are being freed from lockdown and the earth is producing fresh life. Day after day dawns bright the air sweet with birdsong; and while the wind can still feel chilly, there is real warmth in the sunshine.…

The Daffodil Month – Newsletter 123 – March 2021

I was fortunate to be in the wood on St Davids Day. It was glorious. The daffodils have just come into bloom, sunshine filtering through their bright spring bonnets. The wild daffs in the Baby Grove are doing particularly well and spreading freely…