Events Calendar

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Tue-25-Apr 10.00 am Furze Hill, Hermitage SU512 740 

Woodland and butterfly habitat management on this parish wildlife site. Parking at new village hall - through double gates off Pinewood Crescent

Tue-02-May 10.00 am Bucklebury Common, SU560 693  

Halo polishing veteran trees. Park in the car park, with the height restricting barrier, on the right, 300 yards east of the crossroads on Bucklebury Common heading towards the Blade Bone Inn. From there we will split into three teams to work in three separate locations on the Common.

Sat-06-May9.45 am - 12.00 pm Rushall Manor Farm - Tractor trailer ride SU584 723

Meet outside the Black Barn, up the gravel track off Back Lane, Bradfield, Berks RG7 6DS. Enjoy a fascinating visit around this organic mixed farm to find out about sheep, cattle, crop and woodland management including charcoal making and see evidence of the asteroid which killed off the dinosaurs. Hot drinks will be provided. Wrap up warm and wear walking boots or wellies as we will need to use the biosecurity mats.


Tue-09-May 10.00 am Cleeve Water Meadow, Garden Cottage, Streatley, SU593 812.

Ongoing maintenance of this important Thames side water meadow. Park in the recreation ground car park at the top of Cleeve Court Road.


Tue-16-May 10.00 am Snelsmore Common Country Park SU464 711  

Site maintenance tasks. Parking in the main car park take left fork after the toilet block and park beyond the ranger’s secure compound.


Tue-23-May 10.00 am. To be agreed  please see web site diary nearer the date for task and parking details.


Tue-30-May 10.00 am Elm Farm. Organic Research Centre, Hamstead Marshall. SU414 654.

Ongoing maintenance at the Organic Research Centre. Parking on opposite side of the road from the main building in track leading to barns.

Thu-01-Jun 7.00 for 7.30 pm Society AGM The Oak Room Upper Bucklebury Memorial Hall RG7 6QH

Nominations are ionvited for the Committee Post of Hon Chairman. Nominations to before 10th May 2017

Tue-06-Jun 10.00 am Leyfield Meadow, Ashampstead Common SU 576 751

Meadow management and bracken bashing. Meet at The Cottage, Ashampstead Common


Sun-11-Jun 2.00 pm "Explore Lardon Chase" walk

Join Charles Gilchrist, Grahame Hawker and a geological expert. Magnificent views over the Goring Gap, the Chilterns and the Thames Valley. Chalkland flowers and butterflies. Meet at the National Trust car park at the top of Streatley Hill on the B4009. SU583 807


Tue-13-Jun 10.00 am Holt Lodge Farm, Kintbury SU387 648.

Bracken bashing. Meet at Holt Lodge Farm House near Kintbury.


Tue-20-Jun 10.00 am Grimsbury Castle, Hermitage SU511 723.

Clearing invasive rhododendron from this ancient hill fort. Parking near the Estate house at the castle - by the interpretation board.


Wed-21-June 8.30 – 10.00pm Bucklebury Common – Nightjars and glow worms at dusk SU 550 688

Tim Culley leads an evening walk looking at heathland restoration and some of the specialized wildlife associated with this habitat. Meet at Angel's Corner, by the Scout Hut on Bucklebury Common at 8.30pm.  Grid ref: SU 550 688.

Tue-27-Jun 10.00 am Kings Copse Bradfield Southend. SU 579 707

Bracken bashing on this SSSI. Park opposite the bungalow just before King’s Copse House. Accessed via Jennets Hill

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