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Saturday, 9 December 2017 – 10 am to 1 pm

Christmas Wreaths

Meeting in Old Leo’s clubhouse at 9.55 am

15-12-05-DSC_0131Today we will be making our famous “Friends of Adel Woods Christmas Wreaths”.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn this important life skill!  All materials will be provided.  If you are making a wreath for yourself, the event is free.  If you are making a wreath for someone else, we will ask for a contribution of £5 to our funds,  If you would like us to make a wreath for you, we will happily do this for a donation of £8 to our funds.

Merry Christmas!!


Saturday, 16 December 2017- 10 am to 12 noon

Path clearing and litter picking.

Meeting in Old Leo’s car park on Crag Lane at 9.55 am

We have lots of exciting activities planned for 2018 – which will be posted on the website (when I have time!).  If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please post a comment on the website – it won’t be published but will come through to me as an email.


Can’t wait to enjoy Adel Woods?  Why not satisfy those craving by having a look at some of our recent activities – just click on any of the posts on the right of this page



10 responses to “Coming up…

  1. Hi does adel bog area need some kind of water management it seems to dry out in summer.thanks mark pedder.

    • Hi Mark, You are quite right that Adel Bog dries out as the Summer progresses. The problem is probably simply that the surrounding trees suck the water up. We are trying to deal with it by cutting back some of the trees around the perimeter of the bog, and pulling up other species such as bracken and brambles which will continue the process of converting the area from bog to dry land. We have had some measure of success, but realistically we are never going to get the bog to a position where it is nice and wet all year round.


      Roger Gilbert, Chair of FOAW

  2. How about piping the overflow from the pond by gravity to the bog.

    • Hi Mark, that is a good idea. About five years ago, one of the rangers dug a trench all the way from the pond to the bog. However, it did not really help because the trench went up and down a bit, and reached the bog at one of the lower points. I am not convinced that any water reached the bog from the pond. A pipe could work but it would be a big job and we would need a lot of piping. Do you have any experience or expertise in this kind of job?

      Yours, Roger

      • Sorry no struggling with new alwoodley allotment plot..taken a sample of bog water to put under microscope.adel dam upstream classic area for microscopy samples.diatoms, rotifers,protozoa ,etc..

      • Country file showed spagnum moss renewal for reclaiming bog areas and solving water retention.

      • Hi Mark, When we worked on Adel Bog recently, my impression was that there was a lot more sphagnum moss than we have seen in previous years, so it may be that the bog is regenerating to a degree.

  3. Hi, I attended the moth and bat walk with my Mum and my 5 year old daughter yesterday and just wanted to say we all had a great time. Thank you for such an enjoyable and informative evening. Hope to attend more events.

  4. HELP PLEASE!!!!! Please respond if you have a Facebook page we can post this message to, along with pictures of my cat

    This is my lovely cat Sweetie who has fled from Adel Wood Stables – she is a feral cat who I have fed for 3 years now and I have recently relocated to the stables, but unfortunately she had other ideas 😂 Any sitings of her would be really appreciated – she will be hungry and looking for shelter, so please if you see her let me know. She has a tiny piece out of top of her left ear and is the sweetest little thing – I’m really really sad. PLEASE SHARE x

    • Hi Karen, Thanks for your message. I hope that Sweetie has now turned up. I used to have two cats and know how important they are. Unfortunately, we don’t have a Facebook page for Friends of Adel Woods. If she is still missing, I am about to send out a message to Friends of Adel Woods and would be happy to include your message and a photograph.

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