If you go down to the woods today …

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Armed with a grid reference and my sandwiches the welcome board told me to make my way down to the Ants.  I was going to spend the day at Thornden Woods, just outside Canterbury at a willow weaving workshop.

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Guided by Penny Murchison, an Environmental Artist and Kathryn, education co-ordinator at the Kent Wildlife Trust we were shown how to make willow loops and from there spherical structures.

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I was really pleased with my work of art and was a tiny bit disappointed that it wouldn’t be coming home with me.

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With a few adaptions each sphere became a head, thorax or tail for the huge ants, one of many willow sculptures in the woods.

So, next time you go down to the woods take a good look at the body of the ant stage left and the head of the ant stage right.

Are the antennas still intact?

My hands did recover.

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For further information on KWT events, why not visit http://www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/whats-on

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Until next time, happy flowers! Julie

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2 thoughts on “If you go down to the woods today …

  1. Hi this looks great,I like the mix of text and pictures and your poor fingers healed no doubt. I came along in the afternoon and really enjoyed my time there.

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