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Whitelands Wildlife

Whitelands Wildlife

Whitelands provides a home for many species, and the diversity is always increasing. This summer has been one of the best for wildlife watching, and so which inspired us to create a brief summary of our regular inhabitants.Butterflies and MothsA hawk-moth caterpillar...

Keeping Momentum

Keeping Momentum

It has been a difficult month, but there has been no shortage of things to keep us occupied. In the past few weeks we have welcomed kids groups in the wood (with Club Morgan and Ranger Days), reinstated ornithological surveying on site, built a new campsite, arranged...

Bad News

Bad News

On the 16th of April we lost our principal, Jonathan West, due to complications following a concussion sustained while working in the wood. It has been a very difficult time for both the Project itself and the West family.But we will all try hard to continue his...

Horse Logging

Horse Logging

Horse logging is a lower impact, environmental and traditional method of timber extraction.Working in association with Rowan Working Horses we recently extracted timber from Priors Hill Copse community owned woodland, provided an educational day for Castle...

Our Biggest Building Project

Our biggest building project so far is the construction of a red cedar timber build in Petersfield. The project has been ongoing since 2010, developing along with the Whitelands Project itself.Constructed from trees planted in 1957, when the majority of the woodland...

60th Birthdays

1957 was the birth year of the principal of the Whitelands Project, Jonathan, and it was also the year that the red cedar plantation of Whitelands Copse began. As the two shared the same birthday, we thought it was time for a celebration- welcoming just under just...