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Blue Bells in Bayhurst Woods

The Friends of Ruislip Woods is run by the Ruislip Woods Trust, a charity which aims to develop the educational, monitoring and survey aspects of the woods– all designed to ensure that the local community and users of the woods know about the Woods, understand what changes are occurring (both natural and man-made) and provide accurate information to preserve the quality of the habitat.

Membership fees (only £7 per annum) are used to meet the costs of providing this information.

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH THE NEWS OF THE WOODS
The regular newsletter will ensure you don’t miss events such as the orchids in bloom or the Charcoal burning.

LEARN ABOUT THE SYSTEMS USED TO LOOK AFTER THE WOODS
Keep informed about coppicing and the other aspects of woodland management.

JOIN IN THE GUIDED WALKS
Regular guided walks are organised and even some evening “bat” walks.

How to Join
If you would like to join the Friends of Ruislip Woods then please download and complete this form and send it together with a cheque to the secretary. Join the Friends Form

Background Information about the Friends of Ruislip Woods
The purpose of the Trust is to develop the educational, monitoring and survey aspects of Ruislip Woods - all designed to ensure that we know about the Woods, understand what changes are occurring (natural and man made) and provide accurate information to preserve the quality of the habitat. Without this information we will not know when damaging activities are happening, until it is too late. Currently there are 175,000 visitors a year to Ruislip Woods and with expected increases in that number, we must monitor carefully the effects of erosion. A number of rapidly spreading invasive species are starting to occur in the Woods, but without pinpointing their locations no-one knows their true extent.

We need the public's support in two ways. First, we want the public to know what is in the Woods, what is of interest, how they are managed, what the problems are and how we can solve them. Secondly, we need financial support to meet the costs of providing information.

That is why we formed the Friends of Ruislip Woods, to which anyone can belong - individuals, societies, clubs, schools and companies.

By bringing together the activities and findings of a number of local groups the Trust will be able to keep the public informed of the many exciting events in the Woods that appeal to nature conservationists, walkers, runners and horse riders.

Photo Comp 2012 Entry

Photo Taken by Robert Wilson

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