Event Diary

 

 

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Tue-22-Jan 10.00 am Elm Farm. Organic Research Centre, Kintbury 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.

                                               

Tue-29-Jan 10.00 am Stanford Dingley - river bank clearance #2 SU566 716 Clearing selected trees and scrub along the riverbank of the Pang to allow light into the bed of the river. Park on the Byway which runs South from Bucklebury Road in Stanford Dingley opposite the entrance to Pangfield Farm SU566 716. As we are working along the bank of the Pang wellies would probably be a good choice of footwear for this task.

                                               

Tue-05-Feb 10.00 am Sulham Water Meadows, Sulham. SU644 742 Coppicing bankside trees by the stream.                Parking at Sulham Church SU644 742

                                               

Sat-9-Feb 10.30 am - 1.00 pm Bucklebury Common, heathland management SU550 688. Join the Bucklebury Heathland Group to help maintain this important heathland habitat. Meet at Angels Corner SU 550 688

                                               

Tue-12-Feb 10.00 am Furze Hill, Hermitage SU511 739Woodland and butterfly habitat management on this parish wildlife site. Parking at new village hall - through double gates off Pinewood Crescent SU511 739

                                               

Sun-17-Feb 2.00 pm Join Charles Gilcrist for a 2mile walk entitled ‘IDENTIFYING TREES IN WINTER'.  Meet on Ashampstead Common at post code RG8 8QT or SU576 751The walk is about 2 miles in woodland conditions; we will be travelling at a very easy pace.

 

Tue-19-Feb 10.00 am Sheepdrove Organic Farm, Lambourne - hedge laying SU349 816. Parking at the red barn SU349 816 soup and rolls will be supplied for lunch.  DO NOT USE SAT NAV for this site.

                                               

Tue-26-Feb 10.00 am The Malt House, West Woodhay. SU395 637. Hedge laying (visit #1) on the site we have worked on for several years. If you wish to enjoy the delicious lunch provided by The Malt House, then please confirm your attendance to tonyjmcdonald@btinternet.com by the end of the day on Thursday 21st February

                                               

Tue-05-Mar 10.00 am Ashampstead Common.  SU576 751 Veteran Tree Halo Polishing. Help us maintain the glades that help our veterans prosper. We will be cutting back bracken, bramble and small saplings. Meet at The Cottage, Ashampstead Common. SU5765 7512

                                               

Sun-10-Mar 10.30 am - 1.00 pm Bucklebury Common, heathland management SU550 688. Join the Bucklebury Heathland Group to help maintain this important heathland habitat. Meet at Angels Corner SU 550 688

                                               

Tue-12-Mar 10.00 am. The Malt House, West Woodhay. SU395 637. Hedge laying (visit #2) on the site we have worked on for several years. If you wish to enjoy the delicious lunch provided by The Malt House, then please confirm your attendance to tonyjmcdonald@btinternet.com by the end of the day on Thursday 7th March

                                               

Tue-19-Mar 10.00 am Stanford Dingley SU566 716 - river bank clearance #3 Clearing selected trees and scrub along the river bank of the Pang to allow light into the bed of the river. Park on the Byway which runs South from Bucklebury Road in Stanford Dingley opposite the entrance to Pangfield Farm SU566 716. As we are working along the bank of the Pang wellies would probably be a good choice of footwear for this task. As we are working along the bank of the Pang wellies would probably be a good choice of footwear for this task.

                                               

Tue-26-Mar 10.00 am Rushall Manor Farm, off Back Lane, Bradfield SU584 723 Woodland management, coppicing and ride widening. Meet at the Black Barn off Back Lane between Stanford Dingley and Bradfield. SU584 723