A new information board was installed on 25 July at the corner of the Millennium Path where it meets the Public Right of Way (Main Ride).
Many thanks to FoHW Treasurer Alan Worsley for overseeing the design and implementation work and to the Forestry Commission team in carrying out the installation of the lectern stand.
The funding for the information board was possible as a result of a bequest from the late Barbara Pyrah who was a founder member of Friends of Hagg Wood.
During the late June/July heatwave an afternoon stroll in the dappled shade of the Hagg Wood paths was the perfect way to escape the heat. Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps were still singing in the trees, Speckled Wood butterflies danced along the tracks and the bomb crater was full of tadpoles. Although the main display of foxgloves was over there were still splashes of purple and white in the undergrowth. The paths were drier than I could remember and there was very little standing water in the wood. The ancient pond had nearly dried up, a sharp reminder to put some water out in the garden to help wildlife survive this drought.
Our Autumn programme is nearly finalised. There will be a cycle ride along the Millenium Cycle Track to Riccall, an October trip to Rodley Nature Reserve, our usual November talk and we have already set a date for New Year lunch. Please look out for our Autumn newsletter or visit the website for more details.
Our next Woodland Working parties will be held on Saturdays the 25th August, 29th September and 13th October. Meet at the wood end of Intake Lane at 10 a.m or just find us in the wood. Details will be posted on the notice board as you enter the wood. All equipment will be provided and we usually work through to 1 p.m. You will be made very welcome even if you only stay for an hour or two.
Our next work party is on Saturday 21st July and we would be delighted to see any new volunteers. We meet at 10.00am at the Welcome to Hagg Wood information board at the entrance to the wood. We work until 1.00pm with a break midway.
We will be working along Crater Track to clear bramble cuttings in the bomb crater and glade areas.
All the necessary tools are provided. Bring gloves if you can, and wear stout shoes or wellies.