Scotlands Rural College visit Corehead

It was great to have students from the SRUC Countryside Management course visit Corehead Farm on what turned out to be a snowy yet sunny January day.   The main theme of the day was heritage and interpretation and as we walked from the barn, through the wild bird cover crop, up past the young orchard and into Tweedhope valley …

The hardy bunch

The point of this post is mainly to celebrate the effort of some superb volunteers who came out to help us at Corehead yesterday. We were continuing to remove an old stretch of fence line in Tweedhope (that we started just before christmas). The forecast was perfect but we did have a good few inches of snow underfoot. We had …

Update from the Wildwood team

It's been a few months since we've had an update on what our volunteers have been up to at Wildwood. They've certainly not had their feet up by the fire all winter and as ever have been working very hard every Tuesday (or when the weather permits). We've been focusing on what we call enrichment planting. In essence this means …

Junior Rangers begins

Junior Rangers is a new group supported by Community Service Volunteers, Action Earth and Scottish Natural Heritage  Our first Junior Rangers session was on the 10th January. The weather forecast: snow and high winds! We decided maybe planting trees up in the hills wasn't the best idea but not to be put off we hired the Annan Water Hall and …

Junior Rangers starts at Corehead

The first Junior rangers session was held on January 10th at Corehead Farm and Beef Tub. Junior rangers is for people aged 11 to 18 and offers the opportunity for young people to get outside, learn lots of practical conservation skills, spot wildlife, try out their bush craft/wild camping skills, make friends and have fun. At the first session we were …

Wildwood by night

In the run up to Christmas we decided to put our trail cam out at Wildwood to see if we could capture images of some of our lowland woodland residents. One of our regular Tuesday volunteers and steering group member John has taken the lead on this and has provided us with some fantastic images. So what did we see? …

Winter wonderland: Hair Ice

Happy New Year to you all. We hope you had a wonderful break. If you got out for a winter wander in the woods over the holidays, did you spot any frozen ice formations emerging from logs or sticks, looking something like this? Teresa who went walking in Langholm sent in these fantastic pictures. This mysterious phenomenon  called Hair-Ice or …