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Flowercroft Wood

Part of Flowercroft Wood used to belong to the Forestry Commission which planted conifer plantations. The Forestry Commission sold the wood in 1984 and it is now managed by the Woodland Trust and Sonning Common Green Gym.

As well as the old conifer plantations the wood contains a variety of trees - hazel, field maple and larch - and wildlife is abundant. Local artist, Kathryn Gray, regularly sees deer running between the trees and has even been lucky enough to see owls in daylight. As with many Chiltern woods, bluebells carpet the wood in late spring.

Flowercroft Wood inspired Kathryn to create this woodcut print on paper which she entered in the 2008 Special Woods Art Competition:

'Through the trees' by Kathryn Gray

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