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 is very expensive. To keep our costs down we are still looking.
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.
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 creatures in motion were my little dog Baskerville and me.
You are invited to a Public Meeting at Hen Ysgol Bodorgan Community Centre, Ynys Môn LL62 5AB on Friday 29 September at 7pm. The Eternal Forest Trust would like to share its ideas about creating a natural burial ground on Anglesey. It would be part woodland and part wildflower meadow, open to everyone.
Come and chat over tea and biscuits.
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.
Boduan Sanctuary Wood
Sunday 17th September
2 o’clock onwards
Is it a poisonous toadstool or a delicious mushroom? Find out with fungus expert Charles Aron.
Our manager Julia Everitt met Claire Sandys from the Silent Why at the wood to talk about the Eternal Forest Trust and natural woodland burials. Find out more on the Silent Why website.
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 love! Message us here or phone our office – 01758 612006. THANK YOU!
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 lower than it is on surrounding land that doesn’t have trees.