Work programme

25 February 2018 10:00
Scrappy Scrub Clear and Hedge Trim

Come join us at Ladies Walk meadows to remove some more of the scrub (small trees). This is important to allow the wildflower meadows to remain as meadows and help encourage butterflies and other useful insects. Meet at the entrance to the playing field of of Hedge End road

10 March 2018 10:00
Hazel & Willow Coppicing

Come join us at Anton Lakes Nature Reserve for some light coppicing (reducing the trees to ground level to re-grow). This allows more light in allowing wildflowers to grow and insects to flourish. Meet at the main car park off of the Goch/Redon Roundabout

25 March 2018 10:00
Town Centre River Clean

Come join us clean the River Anton of litter for the spring. Wellies a must, wadders if you have them though some will be available.   Meet in small car park behind ASDA at the end of Anron Mill Lane

07 April 2018 10:00
Anton Lakes Big Litter Pick

Come help us clear Anton Lakes Nature Reserve of litter before grazing resumes. Wellies useful, but not a must. Meet in the main car park off of the Goch/Redon roundabout

22 April 2018 10:00
River Clear and Garden Maintenance

Come join us to clear the stretch of the River Anton by Redbridge Drive of litter. Wellies a must, wadders also useful if you have them hough some will be available. We will also be doing some light maintenance work at the Butterfly Garden in Watermills Park. Meet at Rooksbury Mill Car Park off of Barlows Lane

13 May 2018 10:00
Mini tasks at Rooksbury Mill

Come join us at Rooksbury Mill Local Nature Reserve where we will carry out a variety of tasks from litter picks to light prunning. Meet in the main car park off of Barlows Lane

19 May 2018 10:00
Wickes Meadow River Clean & Litter Pick

Come join us to do a river clear of the Anton behind Wickes. We will also be doing  a litter pick of the meadows and path. Meet in the car a park behind Wickes/Range/KFC (Will gather KFC end)

16 June 2018 10:00
Bioblitz and Picnic

Come join us on a Bioblitz at Harewood Common, Picket Twenty. We need people from all levels to help us find and identify as many species as we can. No expertise needed as experts will be on site. Meeting point to be arranged

08 July 2018 10:00
Ragwort Pull

Come join us pull Ragwort from Harewood Common. Although this is a very useful native plant, the fields are to be grazed and the plant is poisonous to cattle. Any Cinnbar caterpillars found will be reloacted to a new safe home. Meeting point to be arranged

21 July 2018 10:00
Invasive Plant Control

Come join us at Anton Lakes wher we will be pulling Ragwort as the meadows need to be grazed, and will also be pulling mimulus (monkey flower) from the rivers to stop them from clogging up. Wellies a must for the river work. Meet in the main car park off of the Goch/Redon roundabout

05 August 2018 10:00
Summer Walk

Details of Summer walk to be confirmed

17 August 2018 19:00
Batty Bats & Marvellous Moths at Anton Lakes

Come join us at Anton Lakes where we will be having a bat walk (using bat detectors) with our resident expert Kate Savage to see what species live locally. After we will look into the moth traps that have been running with Graeme Davis to see what species of moth are at the lakes and why they are important. Meet in the main car park off of the Goch/Redon roundabout. Time to be confirmed

08 September 2018
Batty Bats & Marvellous Moths at Rooksbury Mill

Come join us at Rooksbury Mill where we will be having a bat walk (using bat detectors) with our resident expert Kate Savage to see what species live locally. After we will look into the moth traps that have been running to see what species of moth are at the lakes and why they are important. Meet in the main car park off of Barlows Lane. Time to be confirmed

08 September 2018 10:00
Rooksbury Random Tasks

Come join us at Rooksbury Mill Nature Reserve where we will doing mixed tasks from butterfly garden maintenance, painting benches and invasive plant pulling. Meet in the main car park off of Barlows Lane

15 September 2018
Batty Bats & Marvellous Moths at Ladies Walk

Come join us at Ladies Walk where we will be having a bat walk (using bat detectors) with our resident expert Kate Savage to see what species live locally. After we will look into the moth traps that have been running to see what species of moth are at the lakes and why they are important. Meet at Play park entrance off of Hedge End Road

07 October 2018 10:00
River bank Reed cutting

Come join us in our annual managed cut of the riverside vegetation at the side of Asda. This area is cut on rotation to allow a reedbed to flourish with varrying wildflowers. Wellies a must, wadders useful if you wish to get in the river, though some will be available. Meet in Small car park behind ASDA at Anton Mill Lane end

04 November 2018 10:00
Tree Cage Building

Come join us at Harewood Common, Picket Twenty where we will be building a cage guard to plant standard trees. This will protect them from grazing from the cattle. Meeting point to be arranged

17 November 2018 10:00
Hedge Laying

Come join us at Rooksbury Mill Nature Reserve to lay some hedges. We aim to create some nice thick hedgerow boundaries good for wildlife and to create natural barriers. Meet at the main car park off of Barlows Lane

02 December 2018 10:00
Hedge Laying

Come join us at Rooksbury Mill Nature Reserve to lay some hedges. We aim to create some nice thick hedgerow boundaries good for wildlife and to create natural barriers. Meet at the main car park off of Barlows Lane


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