Local amateur photographers were presented with prizes on Saturday morning in the tree sculpture area in Tregoniggie Woodland following a competition run by the friends group.

For several years, the Friends of Tregoniggie Woodland have put together a calendar of photographs of the woodland which has proved very popular and has helped to raise money to help maintain and improve the woodland.

“When we saw how many excellent photographs of the woodland were being posted on our Facebook page,” said Euan McPhee, chair of the Friends of Tregoniggie Woodland. “It seemed like a good idea to invite people to submit their photographs for possible inclusion in next year’s calendar.”

David Chapman, noted local wildlife photographer, agreed to judge the photographs submitted. Out of the dozens of pictures submitted, David chose three winning pictures. Jo Stark’s picture of one of the magnificent oaks that grace the woodland was the winning entry and is now featured on the front cover of the calendar.

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Jo Stark's winning entry

“The winning image combines a great sky with a beautiful tree and the shadow of the tree in the foreground really gives depth to the image by leading the eye into the frame and it really uses the foreground very well," said Mr Chapman. "It’s lovely composition.”

Second prize went to Sara Riddle for her picture of trees reflected in the nursery pond. And Theresa Craze’s imaginative picture of leaves and trees set against the sky was the third prize-winning entry.

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Sara Riddle is given second prize by Euan McPhee, Chair of the Friends of Tregoniggie Woodland

Jo was presented with David Chapman’s latest book, “Where to watch wildlife in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly”, and Sara and Theresa were each given a copy of the new calendar.


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Following the presentation of prizes, around 30 local people tucked into tea, coffee and cake. Several new people also expressed their interest in volunteering in the woodland. Volunteer work parties take place from 10.00am to noon on the second and fourth Saturday each month; for more details, check the Friends Facebook page.

Anyone wishing to purchase a Tregoniggie Woodland calendar for 2022 can obtain one at the Cornish Store in Church Street in Falmouth, or check the Friends of Tregoniggie Woodland Facebook page for further information.