With the approach of Spring and nesting birds season, our heathland restoration work is drawing to a close until the Autumn.
I have managed to squeeze in an extra day for those free on Tuesday. I normally volunteer with the Dorset council Eastern area green spaces team on a Tuesday, but as they are not running volunteer tasks in March, I am opening up the opportunity for their volunteers to join us if they wish. This Tuesday will be on the heathland site and I will be seeing if there are any other projects we can do for the rest of the month without disturbing nesting birds.
I will be on site from 9am until 3pm on Tuesday (We may also finish earlier depending on the weather), but as always feel free to start and finish as you wish.
On Sunday, we will be starting at 9am, but as it is our last session with the fire I am going to stay on and let it burn right down before putting it out. Therefore I will probably stay until dusk, so if anyone wants to join me gazing into the embers, they are very welcome. May even do some jacket potatoes!
Usual information -
We are continuing our heathland restoration project, so the tasks mainly comprise of cutting and dragging pine & birch from the heath to the fire site.
The ground conditions are a little challenging in places, but there are easier areas for the less adventurous.
There will be a bonfire (providing it is not too windy) and we will knock up some culinary delight for brunch.
Hot and cold drinks, biscuits, gloves and tools supplied as always.
The work site is just 10 minutes walk from the nearest parking off Uddens Drive (North of the A31)
If you stick to the main vehicle track through Uddens plantation, you can't miss us.
Parking - SU 04997 01187 W3W /// older.tributes.foot
(Or a little further up Uddens Drive, where parking is available on both sides of the road. Please don't block the gates).
Work site - SU 05587 01601 W3W /// fear.marked.width
This is definitely a task where we benefit from as many people as possible.
All welcome (under 16s to be accompanied).
If you have not been before (or recently), we will need your name and a contact number (for track and trace) and also an emergency contact.
Dress for the weather and bear in mind sparks from the bonfire.
Ideally let me know if you are planning to come along.
More details and maps -here