Wednesday in the Woods – Evening Lecture Series

We are proud to offer an evening lecture series that will cover various woodland-themed topics. Between 7 and 9pm every Wednesday in June in the peaceful setting of the Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve, we will be hosting a guest speaker who will enlighten us with their knowledge and experience.

Enjoy a welcome drink with fellow attendees between 7:00 and 7:30pm. From 7:30 until 8:30pm experience a fascinating talk by an expert in their field, allowing an additional half hour of discussion afterwards

Booking is Essential
Join us for one lecture or all four.
SWT members £8.00 per lecture/ non-members £10 per lecture

  • Wednesday 7th June

Living Landscapes and Woods
by Sarah Jane Chimbwandira – Surrey Wildlife Trust

Sarah Jane is the Director of Biodiversity, Evidence & Policy at The Surrey Wildlife Trust.  She will set the scene for this series of lectures outlining the Wildlife Trust’s approach to managing reserves and conserving the habitats & species within the landscape.  She will then explain how Surrey Wildlife Trust applies this approach to the woodland and greenspace in our county.

  • Wednesday 14th June

Tree Archaeology
by Ted Green MBE – The Ancient Tree Forum

Ted is a founding member of the Ancient Tree Forum (ATF).  He will share is extensive knowledge about ancient trees and explain their importance in biodiversity as well as our cultural heritage. He will then elaborate on how tree archaeology helps us to understand ancient trees and woodland.

  • Wednesday 21st June

Research in Woodland – Achieving Results with Volunteers
by Helen Reed – City of London Corporation

Helen is an Ecologist with the City of London Corporation and a founding member of the Ancient Tree Forum(ATF) who works exclusively with volunteers.  She will discuss ‘citizen science’ projects that effectively teach volunteers to undertake research and monitoring in woodland sites.

  • Wednesday 28th June

Sustainable Woods & Local Communities
by John Morris – Chiltern Woodlands Project

John is a Director of the Chiltern Woodlands Project.  He will share in-depth details about his findings, the challenges they faced and the successes they experienced when working with the local communities.  He will then discuss the further promotion of sensitive and sustainable management of woodland in the Chiltern Hills

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