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A series of short videos about BCA's Woods
Bluebells, telling the story of Corbar Woods
Woodland Play, Dens and Lockdown
A Sea of Wild Garlic
Why we leave dead wood in our woods
How our woods heal themselves
Everything in a Woodland is interconnected
Elms - The great survivor and the tiny butterfly
Woodland Paths Making our Woodlands easier to walk in
The Peak District, Buxton's Gateway to the Peak District
Giving Woodpeckers a home
Finding a future for our plantations
BCA Members Event 7 pm Wednesday 27th May 2020 via Zoom
Alyson and Steve Phillips are delighted to present their short audio play
“The Paxtons and The Duke. A ménage a trois?”
Steve Phillips writes “We explore the motivation of these characters in this triangular relationship. We reveal its development, as Paxton's genius grows from gardener to millionaire, supported by the everlasting dedication of Sarah and His Grace.”
A short audio play followed by an interactive discussion about Paxton's contribution to the Buxton we see today.
Anyone can join just email email@example.com to receive joining instructions.
This talk was delivered on Wednesday 20th May 2020 to BCA members via Zoom.
Richard Knisely-Marpole talks about his fascination for Dragonflies and shares his photographs of these remarkable ancient creatures.
High Quality recording by Paul Smith of the Dawn Chorus in the Goyt Valley on the morning of 16th May 2020
Paul writes "This is a 24 bit audio recording of the dawn chorus recorded at around 05:30 on 16/05/2020.
Recorded from the woods at the far end, away from the boathouse using the Rode NTG4+ shotgun mic and a Zoom F4 audio recorder."
Members talk on 14th May 2020 - An introduction to Surveying Wildlife in your Garden with Lindsey Wakefield
Lyn Noble has painted these views of BCA's Corbar Woods and written about the inspiration that he finds in the woods and painting them
Our woodlands are always beautiful, but in Spring they’re even more so. Low morning or evening light can still find its way through young leaves. Gaps in the canopy allow the floodlighting of sandy mounds and glades, enhanced by surrounding areas of deep shadow. Light against dark; dark against light, each tone brightened or darkened by the contrast with its surroundings.
A sort of metaphor for the times we live in?
I’m often accused of walking too fast but Corbar Wood always slows me down. Changes in foliage and light throughout the year keep revealing new vignettes, different angles. Back home I find that I find that I’ve already taken that latest photo, but it’s different. Back into the woods, again and again, a gestation period until the paintbox is fished out (again!).