Sydenham Hill Wood is a nature reserve managed by London Wildlife Trust. It is part of London’s historic Great North Wood.
Wooden steps are a valuable habitat for fungi and insects, but eventually they become a trip hazard! Volunteers carefully removed two old steps by the footbridge and left them in the woods to continue to rot down before replacing them to start the cycle again!
When too many logs end up in our pond, the extra nutrients they add to the water can harm the delicate balance of life there. So we fish some of them out! Most end up in there from falling off trees, but some are thrown in - please don’t! How timeless does this scene look though!