Conservation Group Saturday Projects 2013
|6th July 2013||Location: Firs Ridge Grid ref. SO 773 452. Meet at Earnslaw Quarry car park off the Wyche Road. Project: Rock exposures in this area are essential habitat for the BAP Priority Speices grayling butterfly. We will be cutting brambles from around the rock. *NOTE* Very steep Work Area|
|3rd August 2013||Location: Midsummer Hill. Grid Ref. SO 764 375. From Welland village follow MHC signs across 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 encroahing on them. NOTE: There is a 15-20 minute walk up-hill to the worksite.|
|14th September 2013 **This is a change from the 1st Saturday of September to the 2nd Saturday***||Location: Earnslaw Quarry Grid Ref SO 770 443. Park at Earnslaw Quarry car park which is just off the Wyche Road. Project: Clearing and burning invasive, non-native laurels to reduce their spread amongst the woodland. NOTE:Please note the change of date from the usual 1st Saturday of September to the 2nd Saturday|
|5th October 2013||Location: Swinyard Hill Grid Ref. SO 763 382. From Welland Village, follow MHC signs through Castlemorton Common to Swinyard car park. Project: Making basking glades for adders by cutting small patches of bracken and bramble. NOTE: Steep work area|
|2nd November 2013||Location: Parkwood Grid Ref. SO 762 443. Park at the top of the Purlieu by West Malvern Road. Walk (10 min) or have a lift from there.Project:Traditional Coppicing of hazel trees in the ancient semi-natural woodland. NOTE:Rough track for vehicles|
|7th December 2013||Location: Old Hills Grid Ref. SO 827 488. From Malvern to Callow End on the B4424, park on the 2nd MHC car park on the left. Project:Ponds are essential wildlife habitats,. Join us for some pond restoration work NOTE: **Christams drinks at lunch time**|
Conservation Group Friday Projects 2013
|27th Sept 2013||Location: Earnslaw Quarry Grid ref: SO 770 443. Park at Earnslaw Quarry car park, the Wyche Road. Project: The highly invasive non-native laurels are being cut and burnt to reduce their spread amongst the woodland.|
|11th Oct 2013||Location: Tank Quarry Grod Ref. SO 766 470. Tank Quarry car park North Malvern Rd, south of the clock tower. Project: There are several important geological features which we are exposing from amongst the trees and scrub. Also a geologist will give us a short talk.|
25th Oct 2013
|Location: Greenfield Path. Grid Ref: SO 773 463. North Quarry car park, North Malvern Road.Project: Rock exposures in this area are essential habitat for the Bap Priority Spiecies grayling butterfly. We will be cutting brambles from around the rocky outcrops. NOTE: STEEP WORK AREA.|
|8th Nov 2013||Location: Old Hills. Grid Ref. SO 827 488. From Callow End on the B4424, park in the 2nd MHC car park on the left. Project: Clearing scrub and bramble to prevent its encroachment onto an area of anthills.|
|22nd Nov 2013||Location: Worcestershire Beacon. SO 767 450. Meeting point to be confirmed. Project: As part of a national scheme we will be surveying for a variety of small mammals incuding field voles, plus doing some clearance work to improve their habitat.|
- 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.