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Work Group Dates 2016

Please contact Steve Parkes on 07770 840156 or parkes.steve@hotmail.co.uk  if you would like to attend

We generally meet 2nd Saturday of the month from 9.30-12.30

March 12th 2016

April 9th 2016

May 14th 2016

June 11th 2016

July 9th 2016

August 13th 2016

September 10th 2016

October 8th 2016

November 12th 2016

December 10th 2016

Workgroups

Our rescheduled February work group took place on 21 February, Our main focus was soil sampling with Steve Peel. We took soil core samples across a range of different habitats. Analysis of these samples we will give us a  better idea of the suitability these areas for introduction  of more native species either through seeds or plants.

We also spent time building up the dead hedge by the entrance fence, clearing the paths of bramble, hawthorn and willow and lastly restoring the area that has been damaged by bottle diggers.   It’s very frustrating to see the damage that has been done in area that’s very important for our colony of rare White-letter Hairstreak butterflies.

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Thanks to Mark Hockey for some more brilliant pictures – check out the gallery. We have a work group organised again for this Saturday – 13th September, 2014. Anyone is most welcome to join us. We meet in the lay-by by the car wash on Countances Way at 09:30.

Bottle digging problems

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Bottle digging continues at the Nature Reserve and proves to be a thorny issue. The latest dig was in a discrete area, but leaving broken glass and rubbish exposed is not something you want to encourage on a Local Nature Reserve. The photos here don’t really do it justice, but it would be interesting to hear other people’s opinions on this pastime.

I can see why some of these areas have been dug and some of the finds may be interesting but it is a bit disrespectful to the volunteers, who have worked hard for the site to be awarded Local Nature Reserve status, to be confronted with this.

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