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Spring Programme 2016

 

Arboretum day is on the first Thursday of the month

Tuesday

5 Apr 16

Hadnock. near the Biblins Bridge along the River Wye

Enter the woods at the Marians Wood (SO570125). Follow the MAIN forest ride down to the river (over a mile). On the OS map you pass through Ellis Redding Wood and Coalpit Hill. When you get to the River Wye, turn left and follow this forest road for another mile or so, going past the Biblins footbridge. Go as far as you can go and park at the end. You are at the work site in Wales then.

Continue building a deer fence around new coppice

SO537154

Tuesday

12 Apr 16

Hadnock. near the Biblins Bridge along the River Wye

Enter the woods at the Marians Wood (SO570125). Follow the MAIN forest ride down to the river (over a mile). On the OS map you pass through Ellis Redding Wood and Coalpit Hill. When you get to the River Wye, turn left and follow this forest road for another mile or so, going past the Biblins footbridge. Go as far as you can go and park at the end. You are at the work site in Wales then.

Continue building a deer fence around new coppice

SO537154

Tuesday

19 Apr 16

Greathough Brook, Piano Corner

Take A4136 From Drybrook and at Brierley turn right towards the Pludds. Metal barrier is on the left.

This site is being looked at as a possible fenced trial area for a beaver family. Beavers here would have a dual use- to undertake coppicing for us and so improve the habitat for a range of species and also to hold more water on the site and so help to reduce the amount of water reaching downstream in times of high rain. This would not a re-introduction but would be a fenced trial site. Beavers have been used to do this in an experimental fenced area in Devon. Google Devon Beaver Project on the Devon Wildlife Trust website.

Survey of plants and any animals of the area.

NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED as we will be looking at everything from frogspawn to birds,butterflies and trees. Prior to any fencing and 'beavering' taking place we need to find out as much as possible about the plants and animals there. Bring wellies

SO621154

Tuesday

26 Apr 16

Foxes Bridge Colliery Tip and old Trax Site

Enter the forest at the wooden five barred gate by Kensley Lodge at SO625128.

Immediately follow the forest road to the right and continue along until the left turn onto the old tarmac road.Go along the tarmac road to the parking area at SO634135

Wildlife survey Survey of plants and any animals of the area. First Survey site SO638136

NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED as we will be looking at everything from frogspawn to birds and trees.

SO638136

11am Start

Tuesday

3 May 16

Greathough Brook, Piano Corner

Take A4136 From Drybrook and at Brierley turn right towards the Pludds. Metal barrier is on the left.

This site is being looked at as a possible fenced trial area for a beaver family. Beavers here would have a dual use- to undertake coppicing for us and so improve the habitat for a range of species and also to hold more water on the site and so help to reduce the amount of water reaching downstream in times of high rain. This would not a re-introduction but would be a fenced trial site. Beavers have been used to do this in an experimental fenced area in Devon. Google Devon Beaver Project on the Devon Wildlife Trust website.

Survey of plants and any animals of the area.

NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED as we will be looking at everything from frogspawn to birds,butterflies and trees. Prior to any fencing and 'beavering' taking place we need to find out as much as possible about the plants and animals there. Bring wellies

SO621154

11am Start

Tuesday

10 May 16

Marians Pond Toad crossing

From Coleford take the B4228 to Berry Hill. Approx 300metres before the Christchurch/Bracelands campsite crossroads, go left along a track, bear left and enter the wood through a metal barrier at SO570125. Follow the forest road, take the first left and follow the forest road to the parking area at SO566119

Removing broken toad fence and erecting new one along main road. Bring good digging spades if you have one and lots of technical brain power and muscle.

Working with the Highways due to the main road so NO DOGS on actual work site. Bring High Visibility vests if you have one.

Enter forest at SO570125

Park at SO566119

Work site SO562118

 

May and June

Surveys will continue for frog spawn/tadpoles/small mammals/butterflies and moths etc

 

All tasks are led by FC Ranger or GWT Ranger staff, start at 9.45 am and finish around 3pm

 

 

 

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2008

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2007

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