Tir Coed and the wood-wide web

Written by Tir Coed / Tuesday 25 May 2021

From February through to April, Tir Coed’s fantastic activity leaders took their woodland sessions online and into the homes of many, as part of our Covid delivery plan.

Our Pembrokeshire team kicked off the online delivery with some fun, family friendly activities just in time for February half term.  We joined Emily, and her children - Tir Coed’s youngest volunteers, as they took us on a badger hunt through the woods, looking for tracks and other clues along the way.  Following all that excitement we sat down with Tom to make our own kite ready to fly on a windy day!

In Carmarthenshire, we joined Ben in his home workshop as he demonstrated some unusual and interesting knife sharpening techniques.  Meanwhile Peter joined us on location at two lovely local gems, the National Botanic Garden of Wales and Dinefwr Park, where he shared his passion on many subjects, from ecology through to history.

To add to the mix, Cath and Stevie from Ceredigion took us on a tour of the woods at Coed Tyllwyd, where we learned some great tips on identifying trees in winter and they gave an insight into uses for natural products and woodland careers, demonstrating how we can turn our love for the woods into a living.

Despite a few technical hitches along the way, the sessions were well received and well attended, with many familiar faces tuning in week after week.  It was wonderful to see many past trainees joining, which coupled with the strong support of staff members from across the organisation highlighted the rich sense of community within Tir Coed. 

“I really enjoyed the online sessions.  Thank you to all the activity leaders they delivered a brilliant presentation – internet permitting,”  said one former trainee who joined the online sessions.

And whilst there are too many to mention here, the highlights can be viewed on our YouTube channel to help inspire, challenge and motivate us all before our next trip to the woods.