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The highs and lows of woodland life

The flowering of wood anenomes (Anenome nemorosa) brings some much need joy at this time of year. In fact they are among the earliest of our native woodland wildflowers to appear. Contrast this high point of early spring with the perennial issue of trees festooned with dog poo bags. Unfortunately there is no woodland fairy who makes these unwanted offerings magically disappear.

Instead the rangers, volunteers and some very kind members of the public remove the bags and put them in the dog poo bins. With more people using the woods than ever, this problem is also worse than in previous years. We know it is a small minority of dog owners that indulge in this activity yet the only way we can prevent it is if everyone takes an interest and we can collectively tackle this anti-social behaviour.