We had a Saturday session on 22nd February as part of the Hyndburn Local Nature Reserve Weekend Volunteering Program. We planted 200 trees in the woodland at Rothwell Heights which is part of Woodnook Vale Local Nature Reserve. Some thinning had been done in the woods and we planted Hazel, Hawthorn, Holly and Crab Apple to provide some understorey to the woods which will improve the habitat and increase the range of animals and birds that are attracted to the woods and also planted Oak and Silver Birch to replace the larger trees that were removed. Woodnook Vale Local Nature Reserve was declared last year and along with Peel Park and The Coppice Local Nature Reserve is one of the two largest Local Nature Reserves in Lancashire. Leaflets on the reserves are available from Prospects Foundation and Hyndburn Borough Council. Further events as part of the Weekend Volunteer Program are being held in February and March, details are in our What’s On section.