April 21, 2018
Wytham Woods are a product of their history and in particular the influence of a few key individuals. We will explore the spring flora and current management of the woods, but also the way that what we see reflects the actions of the Fifth Earl of Abingdon (early 19th C), Colonel Raymond ffennell (early 20th C) and Professor Charles Elton (mid-20th C). Ash dieback has now been confirmed in the Woods so they are on the brink of another major change, whose long-term effects we can only start to speculate on. Meet at Wytham Sawmills car park (SP468085, nearest postcode OX2 8QQ). Please note that dogs are not allowed in Wytham Woods.