AGM Cancelled

  Running the AGM was fraught with a number of difficulties this year.  The Trustees (committee) gave the issue considerable thought and eventually came to the decision to cancel the AGM for 2020.  Initially we were not even sure if it was acceptable to not hold the...

Botanical Book Launched

 At the AGM, Tottington Woodlanders launched our first book. It is a 66 page publication which is professionally bound paperback with a wipe clean cover. Covering most of the prominent plants to be found in the wood it is both an informative reference guide as well as...

I’m Not Sure Wassail Works!

Wassailing apple trees is an ancient custom which is supposed to revitalise apple trees and improve their fertility.  On two occasions we have wassailed the apple tree adjacent to  the butterfly glade, and on each occasion there have been disastrous consequences.  On...

Coppicing – Winter Work Programme

Did you go out into a wood this year and admire all the bluebells and other flowers, or in this good year for the butterflies, see loads of them flying about in the woodland glades? If the management of the woods by coppicing ceases then it wouldn’t be many years...

Botanical Survey

Town-hall Clock Adoxa moschatellina On the first of May 2013 we had the first session of the annual botanical survey in the wood.  As usual we were supervised by a member of the Worthing Botanical Recording Society; without whose help the survey would not be possible....

Coppicing Season Ends

Thankyou to our volunteers from the Chairman As the dedicated band of volunteers stood around the fire eating their jacket potatoes on the last work day ,there was a mixture of sadness and relief at the end of the coppicing season for 2012/2013. Everyone agreed that...