Island Life Magazine Ltd October/November 2011 - Page 65

COUNTRY LIFE Local countryside with Tony Ridd BACK TO NATURE y r a i d 's n a m y r t n u o Ac , we have much behind us ry ve er m m su k; With the our winter wor our attention to rn tu t. to ki g d te in ar dy st and ti visits, planning te si t star ted ou e w ng re yi carr e up befo ti to ds en e os w lo tracting timber There were a fe was to finish ex e es th of e on afresh and s. r woodland site er from one of ou act in the summ tr ex inter and w e th e in th t of cu t e W weigh able to take the is nd ou gr y e av th when f me when he ler. It does mif and create tractor and trai ds when it’s wet oo w e th to in vehicles go cessarily. on deep ruts unne some large oaks coupe we felled ar e ul ic os rt ch pa e e W In on tor. cessible by trac ac in e er w ch hi no a bank, w g that there was dr y and knowin of work a suitable day; play, as this sort of d en e th at f need to rush of lenges, with a unexpected chal up w ro th s ay w take our time! can al s. So we tend to ve el rs ou to sk d tackle we greater ri winch, block an ed nt ou m r to ac Winching Using a tr ly up the slope. fe sa r be m ti e ch dragged all th k, but one whi l part of our wor al sm es, ry ut ve ro a ng ly is on , planni tails setting up en It y. jo ot en sp s I alway each other to d depending on and tr usting an they happen. st hazards before d it’s amazing ju n dirty work an te of ly d en an dd rd su ha is It’s that e reclaims a spot bl am n br ai y kl ch ic r how qu t the chocke that I have to ge exposed to light all the same. ut it is satisfying B . th ea rn de un Bouldnor Forest Centre Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust’s Isle of Wight team have just moved to new premises in Bouldnor Forest near Yarmouth. Forest School visits continue to be available for local schools at the site and facilities will be developed for further habitat studies from spring 2012. Our new telephone numbers are 01983 760016 for Conservation Manager, Land Advisor and Pond Project Officer and 01983 760018 for Education and Reserves Officers. BCM opens new office BCM (Bays, Curry & McCowen) , the rural property specialists, announced the opening of a new office on the Isle of Wight, which was celebrated in style when farmers, landowners and rural professionals gathered at Bowcombe Shoot Lodge. The new office supplements BCM’s office at Sutton Scotney near Winchester and will be headed up by James Attrill who has joined BCM as a partner. Henry McCowen, partner at BCM, welcomed guests saying, “This is a great move for BCM in terms of consolidation and opening new opportunities. We have progressively increased our client base on the Island and the opening of this office reflects our commitment to them and the Island. We are delight VBF