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Riverfly Monitoring

by WoodlandsTV ~ 16 August, 2019 ~ 3 comments

How healthy is your local watercourse? Anna Forbes of Action for the River Kennet (ARK) demonstrates how to carry out a survey of the aquatic insects in rivers and streams. With training, riverfly monitoring can reveal evidence of pollution events and provide a valuable insight into the ecology of our watercourses. Includes footage of a survey, close ups of key indicator species and where to get more information.

A film for woodlands.co.uk by Clearwater Photography UK.

Ancient Woodland Lichens of the Lobarion Community

by WoodlandsTV ~ 9 August, 2019 ~ 5 comments

Lichenologist Joe Hope takes us to a secret location known as Lobaria Glen, where we discover many of the unusual lichens that are now only to be found in ancient woodlands on the humid west coast. These lichens used to be much more common across the British Isles, but habitat destruction and pollution, especially since the Industrial Revolution with its increase in sulphur dioxide and acid rain, have had such a drastic impact that they are now increasingly rare.

A film for woodlands.co.uk by Jemma Cholawo: www.jemmacholawo.com

How to make a rug using a peg loom

by WoodlandsTV ~ 4 August, 2019 ~ 5 comments

Maggie from New Haven Coppice takes us through the process of weaving a rug using an ancient peg loom technique at the 2019 Bushcraft Show. She uses sheep wool, which can be a luxurious byproduct of keeping livestock.

A film for woodlands.co.uk by Emily and Rose

How to draw your own map of your woodland

by WoodlandsTV ~ 22 July, 2019 ~ 7 comments

Following on from his first video for Woodlands TV, "How to Draw Trees" Italian artist, Michele Tranquillini demonstrates a simple and fun way to make an illustrated map of your own woodland. Using a step-by-step approach he explains how to convey the personal story of your wood. He gives suggestions on what to include and gives tips on how to create an attractive finished map.

An Introduction to Lichen

by WoodlandsTV ~ 16 July, 2019 ~ 12 comments

"What actually is a lichen?" In this film, we learn about the structure and function of lichen, as well as the three main growth forms and how to identify different lichen forms. Lichenologist Joe Hope invites us to have a closer look at the fascinating lichen ecosystem especially the relationship between lichen and algae. He clearly explains some key terms that will help you understand more about the lichens in your local woodland.

A film for woodlands.co.uk by Jemma Cholawo

Forest School: Lost words

by WoodlandsTV ~ 11 July, 2019 ~ 3 comments

A class from Little Hadham forest school explain their favourite words from the illustrated book Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris. The Book Lost Words reintroduces words describing the natural world into our vocabulary, words that for some had got lost, and matches them with beautiful illustrations to bring them to life.

A film by Rose Dunster

Bushcraft Tool Review: Craft Knives

by WoodlandsTV ~ 5 July, 2019 ~ one comment

In this video Annette Stickler talks us through a few of her favourite craft knives, and how to use them safely.

This film was made for WoodlandsTV in association with Dulwich Studios.

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How to cook fish on a stick

by WoodlandsTV ~ 20 June, 2019 ~ 9 comments

Here we follow Anette Stickler, Campfire skills instructor shows us a quick and safe way to cook fish using only a couple of sticks.

This film was made for WoodlandsTV in association with Dulwich Studios.

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Bluebells: The Great Woodland Spectacle

by WoodlandsTV ~ 6 June, 2019 ~ 4 comments

Spring brings many changes to our woodlands, but one of the most eye catching of these is the yearly emergence of Bluebells. Watch this stunning transformation and see how the bluebells bring other wildlife to the woods too.

A film by Tom Hartwell

How to draw a tree

by WoodlandsTV ~ 30 May, 2019 ~ 4 comments

In this wonderful drawing tutorial by Michele Tranquilini, you can teach yourself how to draw trees by focusing on simple forms, shadows, empty space and rhythm.

Drawings and film by Michele Tranquillini


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