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Ardura Community Forest Purchase

Kew Seed Bank PartnershipMull Native Woodlands Group will be attending the Ardura Community Forest Purchase Celebrations on Sunday 22nd September 12pm until 3pm.

There will be food and a chance to look at the ancient Oak and Holly stances.

We will be showing people how to prepare native tree seeds for our Community Tree Nursery and looking for volunteers to help collect seeds for the Kew Millennium Seed Bank Project. They are wanting collections of Hazel, Holly, Honeysuckle and Alder.

So come and join us at this fantastic event and learn how to preserve our native woodlands.

MNWG Photography Competition 2019

Bright Red BerriesSubject: Fruits, Berries and Seeds with your Camera Phone

Categories:
One prize for each category.

  1. Primary school pupil (5-12 years old)
  2. Young Person and Adult (over 12 years old)

Most people have a camera phone or can access one and although it is a photographic competition it won’t be judged on technical skills but how successful the image is in portraying autumn fruits, berries and seeds. We would like you to focus on native trees shrubs and plants, and highlight the many ways nature has devised to distribute seeds.

There will be a prize for the winners and the best images selected for an online exhibition on our website.

Here are five tips on producing a better pic on your phone.:

  • Take in good natural light. Phone sensors are tiny and need plenty of light.
  • Get close to your subject.
  • Crop your image. Most phones have access to editing tools. Cropping an image just means changing its shape so you can reduce the amount of part of your image. For example, reducing the amount of sky so the viewer is drawn more to the main subject.
  • Contrast. Nearly all photos taken on a phone benefit from a little added contrast. This and the cropping tool are the two most effective ways to improve an image and are easy to do.
  • Don’t forget to save your best image. If you want to edit your photo, you need to save after your changes.

Please email you’re photos to mnwg.comp@gmail.com . It would be great if you could give us your name and a brief description of where the photo was taken and which category are you entering.

We hope you have fun with this. The end of summer and the autumn are exciting times to take photos.

Remember to send your best image to mnwg.comp@gmail.com and we look forward to seeing all your pictures. Thank you.

Closing date for entries is 20/10/2019.

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Welcome to Mull Native Woodlands Group

The Mull Native Woodland Group was set up in 2018.  Its members initially came from the north west of Mull in response to developments in the local woodlands.  This led to a realisation that we cared about what was happening in woodland and forestry across the whole island. We welcome new members from the isles of Mull and Iona and beyond.

The name of the group was chosen in recognition of the remaining areas of biodiverse woodlands on Mull – and the role they play in encouraging wildlife.

Our aims include:

  • Raising awareness of the importance of different woodland habitats
  • Supporting land managers and community groups in restoration and re-establishment of native woodlands
  • Looking at woodlands as potential areas for training, and for environmentally sustainable economic development
  • Campaigning against the use of pesticides and herbicides and helping find alternatives