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Summer Programme 2016

LOCATIONS AND DIRECTIONS

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

NOTE SURVEYS FROM mid May ON START AT 11am

 

Arboretum day is on the first Thursday of the month

NOT June 2nd BUT June 9th!

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

Tuesday

17 May 16

Linear Park

Take the B4226 from Coleford to Cinderford go past the Dilke Hospital and turn left at the bottom of hill into Linear Park car park at Cinderford Bridge.

NOTE- Meet at 11am

Wildlife Survey

Looking for Grizzled and Dingy Skipper, Wood Whites and early Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary

SO650126

Tuesday

24 May 16

Mallards Pike/Moseley Green

From Parkend take B4431 towards Blakeney, park by barrier opposite entrance to Mallards Pike car park.

NOTE- Meet at 11am

Wildlife Survey

Looking especially for Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary.

The county moth recorder will also be with us.

SO637088

Tuesday

31 May 16

Ellwood/Gorsty Knoll

Meet in the Darkhill car park off the Sling Fetter Hill road.

Tea and sandwiches very kindly provided by David and Sue Dewsbury at lunchtime

NOTE- Meet at 11am

Wildlife Survey

Looking for Grizzled and Dingy Skipper, Wood Whites and anything else that flies or grows.

SO588087

Tuesday

7 June 16

Linear Park

Take the B4226 from Coleford to Cinderford go past the Dilke Hospital and turn left at the bottom of hill into Linear Park car park at Cinderford Bridge.

NOTE- Meet at 11am

Wildlife Survey.

Looking for Grizzled and Dingy Skipper, Wood Whites and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary

The county moth recorder will also be with us.

SO650126

Tuesday

14 June 16

Mallards Pike/Moseley Green

From Parkend take B4431 towards Blakeney, park by barrier opposite entrance to Mallards Pike car park.

NOTE- Meet at 11am

Wildlife Survey

Looking especially for Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary.

The county moth recorder will also be with us.

SO637088

Tuesday

21 June 16

Serridge Green/Great God Meadow

Take A4136 from Cinderford towards Coleford/Monmouth and at Brierley turn left immediately opposite the petrol station. Park by the first metal barrier on the right.

NOTE- Meet at 11am

Wildlife Survey

 

The county moth recorder will also be with us.

SO623148

Tuesday

28 June 16

SUMMER BARBEQUE and Foxes Bridge Colliery Tip and old Trax Site survey

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 at the top of Crabtree Hill where we will have the BBQ

NOTE- Meet at 11am

Wildlife Survey

Survey of plants and any animals of the area.

NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED as we will be looking at everything

SO638136

11am Start

BBQ 1pm

Please let Kate, Sid, Kathy or Howard know if you coming

Tuesday

5 July 16

Day off!

 

 

Tuesday

12 July 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

 

No work until mid- September. Have a well-earned rest and Thank you for all your hard work over the season.

 

 

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

 

 

 

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