DEAN GREEN TEAM

Wildlife Conservation Group in the

Forest of Dean

Gloucestershire

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spring Programme 2010

A group of volunteers meet at the Arboretum on the first monday of every month at 11 a.m.

 

Date

Location and Directions

A Forestry Commission van will be parked at all meeting places from 9.45am. Please follow white arrows to work site.

Type of work Grid Ref
 

Arboretum (reminder : we meet at the Arboretum, Speech House on the first monday of every month at 11 a.m)

 

General tidy up

 

 

 

02 Feb 10

Ridley Bottom Nature Reserve.

Meet at the bottom of 'Kelly's Lane' off 'Rosemary's Lane' off the B4228 between Chepstow and Coleford. LIMITED PARKING - make use of nearby 'Rosemary's Lane' lay-bys. Call KC on 07900 050115 for further details. 10am start.

 

Cutting back fence line branch overhang to protect isolated small wildflower rich meadows

 

SO563985

 

09 Feb 10

Milkwall

Meet in the Darkhill car park off the Sling – Fetter Hill road.  Walk to the barrier and go left along the cycle path following the arrows.

 

Coppicing and bracken control to enhance habitat for the small pearl-bordered fritillary, violets and adders.

 

 

SO588087

 

 

16 Feb 10

Plump Hill Dolomite Quarry Nature Reserve

Park and meet at lay-by (opposite 'Wilderness Centre' signage) off A4136 between Cinderford and Mitcheldean. Call KC on 07900 050115 for further details. 10am start.

 

Cutting back scrub encroachment from small roadside quarry basin to protect populations of Autumn Ladies Tresses.

 

 

 

 

23 Feb 10

Shakemantle Quarry

Meet at the entrance for the geology trail, on the left just over the bridge at Soudley when heading from Ruspidge.  There will be a fairly long walk to the work site but it is nice when you get there!!

 

Coppice birch for butterflies, reptiles and preservation of local geology.

 

SO652112

 

02 Mar 10

Woorgreens Nature Reserve.

Park and meet at lay-by half a mile east of Speech House Hotel on the B4226. Call KC on 07900 050115 for further details. 10am start

 

Hedge laying / coppicing on section of lake margin.

 

SO630127

 

09 Mar 10

Milkwall

Meet in the Darkhill carpark off the Sling – Fetter Hill road.  Walk to the barrier and go left along the cycle path following the arrows.

 

Coppicing and bracken control to enhance habitat for the small pearl bordered fritillary, violets and adders.

 

SO588087

 

16 Mar 10

Edgehills Bog Nature Reserve.

Meet at lay-by (opposite 'Wilderness Centre' signage) off A4136 between Cinderford and Mitcheldean. Call KC on 07900 050115 for further details. 10am start.

 

Clearing birch from original compartment of Heathland restoration site.

 

 

SO660154

 

 

23 Mar 10

Milkwall

Meet in the Darkhill carpark off the Sling – Fetter Hill road.  Walk to the barrier and go left along the cycle path following the arrows.

 

Coppicing and bracken control to enhance habitat for the small pearl bordered fritillary, violets and adders.

 

SO588087

 

30 Mar 10

Oakenhill

From Parkend head towards Yorkley, cross over the railway lines. Take the first right onto Church Drive, from the church follow the white arrows.

 

Coppice birch and scrub to open up nightjar habitat area.

 

SO621076

 

06 Apr 10

Parkend

From the cross roads at park end, head towards Lydney.  Park in entrance on right opposite Forest of Dean Van Sales.

 

 

Stream clearance.  Bring wellies or waders.

 

 

SO616076

 

13 Apr 10

Clanna

Leave the B4228 St Briavels road at Hewelsfield and take the minor road towards Alvington.  Follow the arrows from the crossroads by Barnage Farm

 

 

Stream clearance.  Laurel clearance and burning

 

 

SO584023

 

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

 

 

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