Submitted by Catherine Thomson on Wed, 05/12/2012 - 23:28

Hello I am Cath Thomson, Heritage Warden in Burton on the Wolds. 

Our village is most fortunate in owning a community woodland, known now as Burton Plantation, formally Fishpond Plantation.   I first became interested in this web-site as I could see it being a useful way for our woodland management committee to record what is to be found in the woodland.

There are quite a dedicated band of volunteers who help look after the wood and I am hoping I can get them all using this site to record not only what they see in the wood, but what is in their gardens and other parts of the village.

A few months ago we undertook a flora survey in the woodland, I was wondering if I can enter our findings retrospectively?

Do any other villages using this site own a community woodland. I would like to hear about it. 


Submitted by David Nicholls on Thu, 13/12/2012 - 16:59


Hi Cath,


There is no problem adding records from an earlier date, they will all be picked up and displayed on the Burton parish page. They will also appear on a Wild Place page for the community woodland when this is set up. Indeed adding older records is a really useful way of populating these pages. The Submit Records form asks for the date of the record so just use the date picker to enter the correct one.


Osgathorpe parish has a community woodland (Jubilee Wood) which has just been set up as a Wild Place page (more details still to be added). In my parish of Ratby we have a community orchard which is a popular local feature. Perhaps a few fruit trees could be added to yours?