Conservation Group Saturday Projects 2013
|5th Jan 2013||Location: Worcestershire Beacon Grid ref. SO 774 447.Park on the Wyche Road, near the Lower Wyche Road turning. Project: Extending the area of spring ephemeral grassland which is part of the Site of Special Scientific Interest. *NOTE* Steep Work Area|
|2nd Feb 2013||Location: Rushy Valley: Grid ref. SO 772 454 Park on the Wyche Road, near to the Lower Wyche Road turning. Project: Clearing rowan saplings from the important bilberry habitat, home to the grayling butterfly. *NOTE* 20 min. walk to steep work area.|
|2nd Mar 2013||Location: Parkwood SO 762 443 Park at the top of the Purlieu by West Malvern Road. Walk (10 min) or have a lift from there. Project: Planting Hazel Trees in ancient semi natural woodland. *NOTE* Rough track for vehicles.|
|6th April 2013||Location: Earnslaw Quarry.SO 770 443 Earnslaw Quarry car park, the Wyche Road. Project: Clearing and burning invasive, non-native laurels to reduce their spread.|
|4th May 2013||Location: Midsummer Hill SO 764 375. From Welland Village, follow MHC signs through Castlemorton Common to Swinyard car park. Project: This area is full of wild flowers and ancient archaeological features. Help to reduce the bracken and bramble that is encroaching on them.*NOTE* There is a 15 minute walk up the hill to the work site.|
|1st Jun 2013||Location: Ballards Land SO 765 424.Follow MHC signs from the Kettle Sing’s Café, Jubilee Drive. Project: Hand pulling/cutting creeping thistles from the wildflower rich meadow|
Conservation Group Friday Projects 2013
|12th April 2013||Location: Hangmans Hill. Grid ref. SO 765 388. From Welland Village, follow MHC signs through Castlemorton Common to the parking area. Project: Trimming low brambles from the spring ephemeral grassland, a rare habitat. NOTE: Short stretch of rough track for vehicles.|
|26th April 2013||Location: MillPond Orchard.Grid ref. SO 771 418. Follow the Glos. Road B4208 from Welland for approx. 3 miles then turn right at the sign which says ‘Golden Valley’.Project: Building parkland tree guards to protect the fruit trees from livestock.|
|10th May 2013||Location: Mill Pond Orchard. Grid ref. SO 771 418.Follow the Glos. Road B4208 from Welland for approx. 3 miles then turn right at the sign which says ‘Golden Valley’.Project: Building parkland tree guards to protect the fruit trees from livestock.|
|24th May 2013||Location: Swinyard Flush. Grid ref. SO 764 381. From Welland Village, follow MHC signs through Castlemorton Common to Swinyard car park. Project: Weakening bracken growth (through cutting) allows the wild flowers, reptiles and butterflies that inhabit the area.|
|14th June 2013||Location: Meadow Saffron Field. Grid Ref. SO 765 443. Park at the top of the Purlieu by West Malvern Road. Walk (10 min) or have a lift from there. Project: Cutting down bracken which is shading the rare meadow saffron plants. NOTE: Rough track for vehicles|
- Conservation Days are held between 10.00 am - 4.00 pm but please feel free to arrive and leave at any time between.
- Tea, coffee and biscuits are available throughout the day, although you may like to bring your own lunch.
- Steel toecap boots are ideal footwear; otherwise sturdy boots with good grip.
- Please also have suitable clothing for practical work and changeable weather.
- No experience is necessary as friendly guidance is given.
- Children aged 15 and under need to be accompanied by an adult.
For any further details contact the Malvern Hills Wardens on 01684 892002.