Friends of Big Wood Nature Reserve
Newsletter - May 2020

ACTIVITY MORNINGS

We were fortunate that we completed our work programme before the shut down. Hopefully we will be able to start again, as planned, in September.

THE WOOD
On your restricted outings (with the dogs or course) do visit the wood. Please encourage visitors to stick to the paths. There is unfortunately always a very small minority who pick the wild flowers- do 
restrain them if you see it happening (two meters away of course)

WALKS and TALKS

Obviously these are suspended at the present time. If restrictions are lifted in time, we will try to arrange for some activity this summer.

BARNET 

We are fortunate that Barnet has continued to operate a service during this difficult time including emptying both dog and normal bins in the wood as well as restarting the Green bin collections in May.
We remain in close contact with the relevant Barnet officials.

Trees
There is a marvellous short clip about the management of oak trees and the importance of not compacting the roots in Kew Gardens following the great storm of 1987
Anyone who is interested click on the following:-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/stories-51282656/the-oak-tree-in-key-gardens-that-taught-the-world-a-lesson

Annual Subscriptions

Thanks to all of you who have already renewed your subscription to the Friends of Big Wood for 2020.May we remind everyone else to renew as we need funds to carry out all our planned activities and surveys. Please complete and return the membership renewal.

The annual subscriptions for 2020, are unchanged at £15 for an individual or
£20 per household. We ask you to complete and return the membership renewal sheet
attached.

WEB SITE
Remember that all details are here on our web site so do signpost your local friends and neighbours to visit the site and encourage them join the Association and to be Friends Of Big Wood.

DATA  PROTECTION
The Friends of Big Wood Organisation is aware of the new General Data Protection Legislation. Organisations such as ours, which keep a register of names purely for recreational reasons, are exempt from the new regulations. We would advise you all that the data stored is purely to enable us to provide information about Big Wood and no information will be passed to any third party. If, nevertheless, you would like your details deleted from the list, please email us

MEDIA COVERAGE

A great article was written by Peter Falk on the formation of Friends of Bigwood and published in the Suburb News

View article - Suburb New

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