We’re fortunate enough to have a very large area of publicly accessible woodland very close to where our mooring is. We went for a walk today looking at potential sites to run Forest School sessions. Much of the woodland is managed and predominantly pine. The area we looked around today is natural woodland made up mostly of silver birch, some of which have clearly been there a long time. There is a good variety though of both other trees and also plants growing at grass and shrub level.
We found a couple of nice clearings that could potentially make good spots for sessions. It’s a popular area with horse riders, dog walkers and cyclists though. It would need at least another reccy or two to ensure there wouldn’t be too many passing through the area to disturb a session. One edge of the woodland also lies against private land which is actively used for shooting so that’s another potential disturbance that would need to be checked.
I also found a fungi growing on some standing dead wood which I believe is Fomitopsis Ochreacea.