Spotlight on: Frank Spooner

Spotlight on: Frank Spooner

Whitelands works with a wide variety of people in all kinds of businesses. This diversity is what makes the project work. Frank Spooner runs Whitelands Saw Mill, and here he tells us a little more about his work…How do you work with the Whitelands Project...
The Granary Arts Collective – The Bee Fiesta

The Granary Arts Collective – The Bee Fiesta

Local band Monkeys Fist playing in the Granary on the 28th September.The Bee Fiesta on the 28th September at the Granary Arts Collective was exactly the kind of event that makes the place unique. The Granary is a bubbling, boiling, mixing pot of people, from poets,...
Spotlight on: Elsa Donovan

Spotlight on: Elsa Donovan

Whitelands works with a wide variety of people in all kinds of businesses. This diversity is what makes the project work. Elsa Donovan runs children’s holiday clubs and school trips at the wood, and here she tells us a little more about her work… See...
Arbsystem: Sharing a love of trees

Arbsystem: Sharing a love of trees

On Saturday 18th May, Gillon Laidlaw and Ross Fountain joined local families at the Whitelands Project to talk about working with trees. The group were all treated to a brief talk on woodland ecology, descriptions of life in the industry, and lastly a demonstration of...
A New Resident

A New Resident

Whitelands Species Spotlight! A guest blog by Eleanor Hampson. Polecat prints, found by our volunteer Matt Dell.There is an exciting new resident at Whitelands. Our ink traps have revealed consistent polecat footprints throughout April and we are delighted. Our...
Landscape and Livelihood

Landscape and Livelihood

My Dad was responsible for planting 30,000 trees. He would point them out as we drove across the county; along motorway verges, nearby villages, estates, hillsides. Once, I took him to help on a survey, one of my first as a young professional ecologist; I was excited...