Photos from a Fox Hill Nature Walk

On the 8th of June, Eddie Napper took a group of Fox Hill fans to the woods to see what they could find. It was a lovely morning, and we managed to capture some sights for those of you who didn’t make it. Keep…

Rhododendron – Beauty or Beast?

Rhododendron is a large genus of flowering shrubs, so long regarded as beautiful that they earned a name that means “rose tree” in classical Greek. Certainly, there are many beauties that make spectacular and well-behaved garden plants. Unfortunately, one species, Rhododendron ponticum, is far…

Conservation News from Friends of Fox Hill

Our conservation Working Parties take place every month and are open to all as we use traditional hand tools, and no prior experience is needed. The aim of the session is determined by Wokingham Borough Council Countryside Services.  We are also governed by the…

Conservation Report – October 2023

Our monthly conservation session had a great turn out considering the weather.  Twelve adults and two children attended.  The children who came to help planted some wildflower bulbs.  We wore our new Hi-Viz tops which show the FOFH logo! Left: As usual, the pathways…

Conservation Report – April 2023

Sunday 16th April was a lovely morning for our conservation session in the woods.  Nineteen volunteers attended and our focus was the footpath running parallel to Dorset Way.  Due to the recent heavy rainfall the pathway had become quite muddy. When the paths are…

Conservation Report – February 2023

Thank you to everyone who joined our working party on Sunday, 19th February. There were 21 people in attendance, which meant we were able to work on several different areas. <<< The rhododendron was cleared once again. Some of the brash was left at…

Tree Strategy Survey

Please take a look at the Wokingham Borough Council’s ‘Creating a Tree Strategy‘ consultation survey, which closes on 22nd January 2022. There is no need to read the draft strategy to take the survey. Friends of Fox Hill would like to point out that…

Annual Bulb Planting Event – 2022

On Sunday 23rd October, Friends of Fox Hill met in the woods to plant some native wildflower bulbs.  This event was open to all, and we managed to plant about 250 bulbs and corms. We chose native, not garden, plants and purchased them through…

Conservation Report October 2022

Thank you to everyone who attend our last working party on Sunday 16th October 2022.  There were eleven people in attendance, and we once again made good progress in clearing rhododendron.  The brash was left at the Dorset Way entrance and has now been…

Conservation Report – September 2022

Another successful working party was held on Sunday, 11th September. There were ten people in attendance and we made good progress in clearing Rhododendron. This time we dragged the brash to the Dorset Way entrance ready to be chipped. We cleared fallen leaves from…