Free 2022 Woodland Open Day

Birchanger Wood is set to host a range of activities for the whole community on 20th August, including bug hunts, orienteering and wood-turning – and it’s all free, although donations are gratefully received.

Local naturalist and educator Jono Forgham will be running woodland events throughout the day:

  • 10am-midday: Moths and butterflies and pellet dissection.
  • Midday-1pm: Bug hunt and butterfly survey
  • 1pm-2pm: Owl pellet dissection
  • 2pm-3pm: Bug hunt

Throughout the day, the Bishop’s Stortford wood turners will be carrying out demonstrations at our compound next to the water tower on Heath Row. Visitors can buy their wares made from wood sourced from Birchanger Wood, including bowls, candlesticks, cheese boards, light pulls and pens.

We will also have an orientation activity with maps of the wood available for just £1.

And there may be other surprises… watch this space!