Sunday Lecture - Ancient Woodland
19 November 2017, 14:00 - 16:00 ( Add to calendar )
Spend an otherwise dull Sunday afternoon with Rob Davies, the Surrey Wildlife Trust Ancient Woodland Officer, learning about the magnificence of the ancient woodland surrounding us here in Surrey. You will discover why these trees are so vital and need our protection. He will look at the role of historic maps when taking an ancient woodland inventory and how to manage it for biodiversity. He will then consider the wildlife that these areas are dependent upon and look at the ‘best practice’ techniques in managing this land.
We will be meeting at the Nower Wood educational nature reserve, KT22 8QA at 2pm, where there will be refreshments before Rob’s talk. Following this discussion there will be an opportunity to walk in the peaceful ancient woodland surrounding the reserve.
Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to hear from an expert about the ancient woodland in your community.
Speaker profile: Robert Davies, SWT Ancient Woodlands Officer
Rob joined the Surrey Wildlife Trust in 2009 to revise the ancient woodland inventory for all of Surrey. He has since developed a project to manage 1,500 hectares of woodland managed by SWT- much of which is considered ancient and therefore requiring a sensitive approach to its wildlife and heritage features.