Category: Newsletters

It’s Spring – Newsletter 140

The Vernal Equinox has arrived and as I write, the lengths of day and night are equal. Tomorrow the day will be longer than the night and the wood is waking up fast. It may feel chilly but the sun brings hope and joy. Listen to the birds! Their songs grow longer and more varied… Read more »

Happy Solstice – Newsletter 139

On bright December days, the wood is a delightful place to spend time. When the trees are bare, the sun illuminates the vibrant colours of ferns, mosses and fallen leaves. We notice the contrast of pale lichens and bright spots of fungi on fallen twigs against the dark damp ground.

November in the Wood – Newsletter 138

It’s been years since I walked through the wood at night. On Bonfire Night it was silent apart from a burst of harsh bird-sound, you couldn’t call it song. Ravens, perhaps? We’ve seen them flying in the day-time. Leafless trees stood still, tall black skeletons under a starry sky; it seemed as though the only… Read more »

September in the Wood – Newsletter 137

Today was golden, beautiful.  The wood was the best place to be. I’m so glad it’s been raining! The fungi had all but disappeared after the recent hot weather and I was worried that there would be nothing to find next Sunday, when Charles Aron is coming to the wood to teach us about them.

The Eternal Forest at the Eisteddfod 5-12th August

It’s Eisteddfod time again, and never again will it be this close to our burial ground! Are you a Welsh learner or speaker who can help run our stall on the maes? Or help at the burial ground giving out leaflets? Any time from August 5th – 12th. Please come to support the wood you… Read more »

Looking For a Site on Anglesey to Create a New Burial Ground

We’re a charity with a mission to create more woodland burial grounds. Can you help us do this? Do you own any land on Anglesey? Do you know of any small plots of land for sale there? (about 2 acres) – with good road access? We have looked carefully at one possible site, but it… Read more »

Midsummer in the wood – Newsletter 136 – Summer 2023

Phew! It’s been hot! Last week, yet again, Porthmadog (15 miles from the wood) was declared the hottest place in Britain. But we have the answer: go for a walk in a wood. If you’re too far from Boduan to walk in our lovely wood, find another – because the temperature in woodland is substantially… Read more »

The days are longer than the nights – Newsletter 135 – Spring 2023

It’s Spring time! It really is Spring at last! The nights are getting ever shorter and the sun rises higher in the sky each day, illuminating places that have been shaded for the last six months, bringing light and life and joy. March is not going out like a lamb but the wind gusting through… Read more »

Happy Christmas – Newsletter 134 – December 2022

It’s time to celebrate! Welcome the returning sun! From Wednesday the days get longer! The birds have started singing again, perky little wrens – King of the Winter, according to folklore – can be seen hopping in and out of log-piles and the robins are as plentiful, cheerful and friendly as ever. We love them… Read more »

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.