Things have not gone exactly to plan. The two hundred bird / wildlife boxes we put up in the wood are largely unmonitored, which is a shame as I was really looking forward to seeing who would take up residence in the new homes. But for the wood and the wildlife, none of this matters; it is business as usual, with the added benefit of some new housing. And the wood will still be there when we are able to spend more time in the trees again. We are lucky that we have been able to walk through the wood during lockdown; here is a glimpse in pictures of how life is moving on beneath the canopy.