As part of the “Save Our Bluebells” campaign, diligent Woodland Trust volunteers are asking visitors to Heartwood Forest to pledge to protect the bluebells. This pledge doesn’t involve donation, just a few minutes of your time. As a thank you, you’ll receive a mug and car sticker!
As well as the pledge, volunteers are asking visitors to fill out a short questionnaire about their connection with Heartwood Forest, and what the bluebells mean to them. So far, we’ve received some lovely comments from visitors. Here are some examples, collected by volunteer Heidi.
“Bluebells remind me of my childhood and feel very English. They smell and look lovely and I would be so sad to see them diminish further.”
“I didn’t realise the extent of the damage and the facts behind trampling – well done for producing a very informative leaflet and the campaign generally. I hope the campaign is nationwide too and makes a difference to the way people think and behave in such woodlands.”
“I promise to keep my dogs on the leads in the woods whilst the bluebells are in flower and keep to the designated paths.”
“A beautiful piece of countryside for the future generations. A wonderfully kept site, well done and thank you.”
“I will help raise awareness to friends and family; also via social media (Twitter/Facebook).
I feel this is a great campaign to raise awareness and protect the bluebells; I would be happy to support any way I can. I am a keen photographer and love taking photos of flowers, would be a great shame if they were all gone.”
It’s great to see how loved and appreciated the bluebells are. As visitors have said, it would be a tragedy to lose such a beautiful native British flower from Heartwood Forest. All it takes is care when walking through Langley Wood and the damaged bluebells will have recovered in no time! Thank you to everyone who has pledged – keep up the good work!