I hope the storms have not caused you too much aggravation!
The forecast this Sunday is looking the best we have had for some time, so it is a great opportunity to un-batten the hatches and come and join us for what is surely one of our most exciting projects yet!
Continuing the work from last month we are working on restoring the mire wetland and "drier" heathland in Cannon Hill North.
A selection of tasks this month which should mean that there is something for everyone -
1. Cutting the Birch and Pine regen out on the mire - We must crack on with this task this month, but it is certainly one for the adventurously sure footed :-)
2. Continue cutting the Rhododendron on the drier area
3. Process (cut up smaller) the previously cut Rhododendron and load the fire - This definitely needs some focus on Sunday as we have been cutting it faster than we can clear it!
4. Dragging the previously cut Rhododendron from the first work site.
Sausages are on the menu at lunchtime again and we can cater for all dietary requirements.
To assist with the catering, ideally please let us know if you are coming along before Saturday and certainly if you require plant based or gluten free. You can email email@example.com or comment on the Facebook post.
For those that have not been before or recently -
We are onsite from 9am - 3pm ish You are welcome to come and go at times convenient to you. Stay for the whole session or pop along for a couple of hours.
We always have a plentiful supply of hot and cold drinks and biscuits.
Sausages in a roll at lunchtime for those that would like it.
Tools, gloves, training and safety brief provided.
We now have a good supply of new bowsaws and loppers courtesy of the Dorset Peat Partnership, so nobody will be left with ropey old tools!
Please dress for the weather, uneven /wet ground conditions, possible spikey vegetation and proximity to a bonfire.
It looks like at the very least the ground conditions will be wetter than last time and it is likely to be particularly wet under foot for those willing to venture into the mire.
We will base ourselves at the top of Lizard alley for those in the know!
Trailer / meeting point (Blue dot on map) -
SU 04318 01130
Parking (Red dot on map) -
Parking area and entrance off Uddens Drive (North from the A31)
SU 04916 01268
Hope to see you there or at one of our future events (see below).
Please don't hesitate to ask if you need more information.
Future dates for your diary -
Sat 18th November
Sun 3rd December
Sat 16th December