Braes Woodland Diary - The First Ten Years
Ann Chapman 2004
Ann with Head Teacher, Alison Mainland (Rousay School), and pupils.
This is a book essentially about activity: the author’s vision to establish a woodland in Orkney’s hostile environment put into practice. It gives a detailed account of the many hurdles that had to be overcome simply in order to persuade trees to grow where high salt laden winds and voracious rabbits rule. The many illustrations, mostly in colour, not only portray these difficulties but they also show in vivid detail the many rewards already achieved.
The author is to be congratulated both for her hard work and dedication in the field and for the production of a book of high quality well researched and beautifully presented.
Spring Ast LIX
The Woodland in 1994
The Woodland in 2010
Admiring ferns - Ann Chapman
Ann - in among the bluebells and ferns
Rousay School pupils visiting the woodland September 3, 2010.
In the Alder Plantation. Rousay School researchers October 6th 2010.
In the Alder Plantation. Rousay School researchers inspect a crow's nest. October 6th 2010.