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Rotary Club of Bourne the Rose Bowl Award

Sarah Roberts was presented with the Rose Bowl Award by the Rotary Club of Bourne for all the work done with the Friends of Bourne Wood and the orchard over the years.  She dedicated the award to all those that help out with the work that the Friends do in the woods and the orchard – and thanked all those who support the Friends.

Friends of Bourne Wood Photography Competition 2019

The Friends were pleased to announce the winners of the photography competition at the Apple Day on October 6th.

The winner was Steve Goddard, with a photo of the patterns of wood in a harvested tree, second prize went to Martin Barnatt, for a view from the woods over a stile, and third prize to Jason Richardson, for his photo of dog roses.

1st Place: “Patterns of Wood in a Harvested Tree” by Steve Goddard.

We had around 40 entries which provided a good display on the day, with photos ranging from flowers of the wood, to fauna of the wood, and views of trees, the ponds and frosty scenes.

2nd Place: “View from the Woods over a Stile” by Martin Barnatt.
3rd Place: “Dog Roses” by Jason Richardson.

Thank you to all those who entered and to Sarah Lambert, a local botanist and photographer for judging the competition.

Bourne Wood Booklet – Review By Dr Keith Porter

Bourne Wood: A portrayal of a wood in Kesteven. This A5 full colour booklet provides an insight into the history, natural history and forestry management of Bourne Wood, an ancient woodland in south Lincolnshire. Its contribution to nature conservation and local amenity are also outlined. Dr Keith Porter, Deputy Chief Scientist at Natural England, reviews the booklet:

Bourne Wood: A Portrayal Of A Wood In Kesteven

This attractively produced booklet is a must for anyone visiting Bourne Wood in Lincolnshire.  It packs in everything you need to understand its history from 1086 to the present day and the wildlife and facilities that the Wood offers to visitors.  The colourful guide to the plants and animals of Bourne Wood offers a taster of what you can see throughout the year and provides a fully detailed list of recorded species at the end of the booklet.

greater spotted woodpacker
The colourful guide to the plants and animals of Bourne Wood.

For visitors, it gives clear detail on parking, footpaths and facilities and includes everything you need to know for an exciting day out in the wild!  This is an excellent guide to a place that is easily accessible to people from nearby Bourne and further afield – highly recommended and great value.

Hard copies of the booklet are priced at £3 + p & p and can be obtained by e-mailing rjeffegj@yahoo.co.uk; or download low resolution pdf here.