Insect Week 2022
20 Meh 2022
June 20th-26th 2022 is Insect Week – an annual celebration encouraging people of all ages to appreciate and learn more about insects. We’re joining in the celebrations by shining a spotlight on 7 insect species you can find in woodland – check back each day this week to learn all about these fabulous beasties!
Stress Awareness Month
1 Ebrill 2022
April is Stress Awareness Month, and to celebrate, we’re taking the opportunity to explore the 5 Ways to Wellbeing, and looking at how woodlands can help you improve your own wellbeing.
The EFRA committee report - our response
22 Mawrth 2022
In a report published this week, the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee stated that if the government is to create 30,000 hectares of new woodland every year in the UK by 2025, more comprehensive planting targets, better finance schemes and more accurate mapping are urgently required.
International Women's Day 2022 - Women in the Woods!
8 Mawrth 2022
International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
At Small Woods, we are proud to employ women in a wide range of roles throughout the organisation. Here's Anna, an engagement officer who works for Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales) at Craig Gwladus in Neath, to tell you what it's like to be a woman in the woods in 2022.
8 types of nest box to hang in your garden or the woods
18 Chwef 2022
This week we are celebrating National Nest Box Week here at Small Woods. Because many people prefer to keep their outdoor spaces neat and tidy, there is a shortage of natural nooks and crannies for birds and other animals to make their nests. Fortunately, we can help by providing safe boxes in which wildlife can build their nests, raise their young and hibernate over winter.
SWA commits to action, in pledge
16 Rhag 2021
Small Woods has signed up to the Climate Change and Forestry Accord 2021. This 2021 Accord reaffirms and updates the principles of an accord first agreed in 2015
Green social prescribing
19 Hyd 2021
A project is underway to boost ‘green social prescribing’ - where health professionals refer service users to outdoor health initiatives for physical and mental health and wellbeing.
Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales) featured in BBC Two's New Voices from Wales
8 Ebrill 2021
An Ystradgynlais woodland wellbeing session run by Project Officer Anna Stickland is featured on BBC Two.
PhD awarded to Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales) Researcher from Bangor University
9 Mawrth 2021
Heli Gittins explored the question: Can a woodland activity programme benefit participant wellbeing and change the way they use woods?