DEAN GREEN TEAM

Wildlife Conservation Group in the

Forest of Dean

Gloucestershire

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Spring/Summer Programme 2012

 

 

20 Mar 12

Foxes Bridge Colliery Tip

Take B4226 from Coleford, just after Speech House car park take first track left into woods, past Kensley Lodge house and through the wooden five bar gate and immediately bear right. Follow main forest road and white arrows to the parking area.

Scrub clearance to benefit butterflies especially Grizzled Skipper and Wood White etc.

Enter forest at SO625128
Park at SO634135

(worksite SO639136)
27 Mar 12

Edgehills Heathland

Take the A4136 road from Drybrook heading to Mitcheldean. Turn right at the top of Plump Hill (opposite the Forest of Dean sign) into Fairplay Cottages and follow arrows to the mast.

Scrub clearance on heathland site

SO662158

3 Apr 12

The Bearse

On B4228 go approx. 1km south of B4231 junction and turn right by bungalow – proceed into woods through farmland.

Continuation of ride clearance etc to benefit butterflies

SO573058

10 Apr 12

Abbots Wood

rom Littledean, turn down lane opposite fish & chip shop towards Soudley. After about 1.5 miles take the first metal barrier on the right and follow forest road, forking right to the worksite.

Clearing butterfly glades and ponds

Enter Forest at SO659109.

Work site at SO660114

17 Apr 12

Wyeside

Take B4228 St Briavels to Chepstow road & Approx mile south of the Park Heathland site opposite Bounds Hauliers yard turn right into wood. Follow white arrows

Clearing timber and brash after coppicing.

ST553984

24 Apr 12

Wyeside

Take B4228 St Briavels to Chepstow road & Approx mile south of the Park Heathland site opposite Bounds Hauliers yard turn right into wood. Follow white arrows

Clearing timber and brash after coppicing.

ST553984

1 May 12

Wyeside

Take B4228 St Briavels to Chepstow road & Approx mile south of the Park Heathland site opposite Bounds Hauliers yard turn right into wood. Follow white arrows

Clearing timber and brash after coppicing.

ST553984

 

No tasks until 12th June 2012

12 June 12

Moseley Green/Mallards Pike

From Parkend take B4431 towards Blakeney, after the Barracks,turn right into the parking area opposite the entrance to Mallards Pike car park. In the event of poor weather we will look for butterfly foodplants instead

Survey of butterflies in particular the small pearl-bordered fritillary No experience necessary

NOTE 11am start

SO637088

19 June 12

Serridge/Brierley

Take A4136 Cinderford to Worrall Hill road, turn onto forest track directly opposite Brierley petrol station and park by first metal barrier on the right In the event of poor weather we will look for butterfly foodplants instead

Summer picnic (provided by FC, just bring drink)and Survey of butterflies in particular the small pearl-bordered fritillary No experience necessary

NOTE 11am start

SO623149

26 June 12

Woorgreens

Meet at 10am by GWT truck at gate beyond Kensley Lodge. 1/4 mile beyond Speech House Hotel heading to Cinderford from Coleford. Expect gorse needles and wear long sleeves.

Bracken bashing - so bring a favoured bashing tool to swipe bracken fronds and either cut, crimp or crush the stem to exhaust the rhizomes. We are working in areas of good heath, ride bays and ride sides. This will be year 2 of 5 needed to subdue bracken dominance

SO627126

17 July 12

Lancaut

Meet at 10am by GWT truck on Lancaut Lane just off B4228 3 miles north of Chepstow.

Church meadow and bracken glade raking.

Help rake a small historic church meadow and Lancaut meadow to promote the original plants above the coarse grasses.

ST563985

31 July 12

Ridley Bottom

Meet at 10am at GWT truck and park on lay-bye on Rosemarys Lane off B4228,6km north of Chepstow

Note- will be postponed if wet so phone Kev

Cancelled

Hay raking. Help rake a traditional hay cut off this meadow and displace wildflower seed back into the soil. Bracken is dominating the hay and needs to be cut before it spores.

ST537967

 

No tasks until 11th September 2012

 

 

11 Sep 12

Sandstone quarries, Old Staple-edge Wood,Geological site

From Coleford to Cindeford take the B4226,just after Dilke Hospital but before the Linear Park car park, turn right into a forest parking area, meet there but if late go through the gate and follow the white arrows ( a long way!) to the parking at SO647106.

Scrub clearance to expose rock formations and benefit invertebrates requiring open conditions.

Turn off main road at SO649126

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

 

 

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