Garthorne Road Nature Reserve volunteering news
The friends do a range of tasks from September to March over from litter-picking to meadow improvement. if interested please contact the friends for further information.
Sunday 16th December
The Friends will be doing some glade improvement by removing invasive species such as Holm oak to allow light to reach the woodland floor and allow other species to thive and creating a dead-hedge.
**Christmas and New Year Break**
Saturday 5th January
We will be doing more glade enhancement work to increase the biodiversity, also planting four hornbeams donated to the group from London Wildlife Trust The Great North Wood project also clearing a path and creating a dead-hedge as a shelter for insects and hedgehogs. (Weather permitting)
Other dates of 2019 taskdays
Saturday 26th January
Continue to clear invasive species and thin some ash and sycamore along glades and paths and install steps path edging and handrails
Sunday 17th February
Clearing brash from bottom path and creating dead hedging along path and clearing invasive species and thin trees to allow light to the woodland floor
Sunday 10th March
Installing steps, handrails and path edging and further habitat managerment as before
Sunday 31st March
Some further habitat work especially to help the emerging spring ground flora and record it.
Sunday 21st April
First public open day of the year with guided walk
All workdays run 11am – 3:30pm with a break around 1pm, bring a drink and food if required
Please let us know which sessions you would like to come to so that we can provide sufficient tools and for the number of volunteers we are expecting and please let as know when you are at the gate so we can let you in as it will be kept locked to stop unauthorised access. If you are letting us know at the last minute please text Ernie (Chair and task days organiser) on 07707023359.
We have gloves in limited supply, please bring gardening gloves if you have them and wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather and safety.
This program workdays is subject to change or cancellation at short notice due to weather conditions and other matters out of the control of the friends group. Tasks maybe swapped between workdays as necessary.
Barbecues or dogs please.
Sorry: No on-site toilets
Workday will be canceled if raining or windy
Entrance in Beadnell Road
If you require more information please contact the Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve