the last two seasons, several groups have visited the wood, notably
Alton Friends of the Earth (on two occasions), The Hampshire Mycological
Society, Camberley Natural History Society (three separate visits
including butterfly survey and moth survey events), five work parties
involved with the coppicing and a group of school children at Easter
(organized by a parent rather than the school), and a group of ex-Bath
University horticulturists. This site is always open to groups visiting
Fritillary Wood as it is becoming increasingly interesting to observe
the positive effects of the hedge laying and coppicing on the flora
and insect life.
work parties have provided educational, healthy and exciting days
out for people who don't usually work outdoors. Several people who
have participated in the hedgelaying have done so with a view to
building skills towards a career change.