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The Flight of the Yellow Meadow Ant

by WoodlandsTV ~ 5 June, 2020 ~ comments welcome

In this film, Tom Hartwell shows us a magical annual spectacle which occurs in our Meadows. Every year, usually in July, the annual flight of the Yellow Meadow Ant takes place.

Assembling - Asher Fulero
Gymnopedie No 2 by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100786
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Rewilding: Conversations on the Ground

by WoodlandsTV ~ 28 May, 2020 ~ comments welcome

Rewilding: it sounds great, but it's complicated. We hopefully all agree that it's a good thing to improve the health and biodiversity of our environment. But what does it mean in practice? What are the common misconceptions? What are the real challenges and obstacles to a greener, wilder future? Our film maker Jemma Cholawo interviewed a knowledgeable selection of active 'rewilders' in rural Scotland and the Lake District to ask what it means to them. What does it mean to you? Let us know in the comments.

A film for woodlands.co.uk by Jemma Cholawo

Making Traditional Walking Sticks

by WoodlandsTV ~ 21 May, 2020 ~ one comment

Have you ever found a nice, straight branch and wanted to make your own walking stick? In this film, Peter Snelson from Touchwood Crafts and Coppiceworks introduces us to a selection of the most popular traditional walking sticks, and demonstrates how to make your own. Filmed at the Oak Fair in Dorset.

A film for woodlands.co.uk by Jemma Cholawo.

How to do lettering for your map

by WoodlandsTV ~ 16 May, 2020 ~ one comment

Following on from his earlier videos for Woodlands TV, "How to Draw Trees" and "How To Draw A Map" Italian artist, Michele Tranquillini shows how to create lettering. Follow his easy step by step process to learn about scale, spacing and tone.

Carving Tree Tables

by WoodlandsTV ~ 8 May, 2020 ~ comments welcome

Ian Sanders carves these beautifully sculptural, functional tables that look like the trees they once were. Filmed at the Oak Fair in Dorset.

A film for woodlands.co.uk by Jemma Cholawo.

Lola: Carving in the Woods

by WoodlandsTV ~ 1 May, 2020 ~ one comment

Lola is a graduate in Sculpture and Environmental Art, which she studied at Glasgow School of Art. Here she is in the woods on the Falkland Estate in Fife, beginning a new carving project. This is her first carving in a while, and she was feeling inspired to practice her skills and enjoy the peace and solitude of working with wood in the woodland, while camping in a bell tent with her adventurous cat, Mushu.

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

Hutting Part Two: Ninian Stuart

by WoodlandsTV ~ 13 March, 2020 ~ 5 comments

"If you have a piece of land and want to build a little getaway for the weekend, it's actually not that hard", says Ninian Stuart of the Falkland Estate in Fife. Ninian's hut is to him a "Do Nothing Hut", so named by some friends who wrote a haiku poem about it. It's a place to be still, to breathe, to take a break from busy life and remember who you are.

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

Hutting Part One: Willy Slavin

by WoodlandsTV ~ 6 March, 2020 ~ 15 comments

Have you ever wanted to leave it all behind and live simply in a hut the woods? That's exactly what author and retired priest Willy Slavin has done, on the Falkland Estate in Fife. WoodlandsTV went to visit and find out what it's all about. Willy's memoir is called Life is not a Long Quiet River, published by Birlin.

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

River Keekle Restoration

by WoodlandsTV ~ 28 February, 2020 ~ 26 comments

Woodlands have been working with the West Cumbria Rivers Trust to restore the River Keekle near Whitehaven in Cumbria. It was an open cast coal mine until the early nineties, when the riverbed was lined with plastic in an attempt to keep buried toxic waste out of the river. The river restoration project is now removing this horrible plastic and repairing the river to a more natural state, to prevent flooding and restore the health and biodiversity of the surrounding area.

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

Volunteer Project Week at Cherry Wood

by WoodlandsTV ~ 3 January, 2020 ~ 4 comments

The Cherry Wood Project is a sustainable woodland management project. This film shows what goes on during ‘Project Week’ here in the woodland, where volunteers come together to help construct, build and learn about woodland management using permaculture principles. Find out more about the project here: https://cherrywoodproject.co.uk/about/

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