DEAN GREEN TEAM

Wildlife Conservation Group in the

Forest of Dean

Gloucestershire

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Autumn/Winter Programme 2010

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

(unless it is a Bank Holiday)

 

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

 

 

 

16 Nov 10

Wigpool GWT Reserve

At Mitcheldean find the church and opposite the 'co-op' store take 'the stenders' road uphill then take the first right after 1/4mile to 'wigpool' continue until the forest opens and park near the GWT truck
For further details call 07900 050115

10 am start

 

Final section to complete scrub removal from pond side of willow, alder and birch (cutting, treating and burning)

SO651196

23 Nov 10

Ridley Bottom Nature Reserve


Meet and 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.

 

Continuing cutting back fence line branch overhang to protect isolated small wildflower rich meadows (dragging and burning)

SO563985

30 Nov 10

Woorgreens Nature Reserve


Meet, with vehicle, at gate along forest track beyond 'stained glass window' half a mile east of Speech House Hotel on the B4226. Call KC on 07900 050115 for further details. 10am start

 

Combination of gorse thinning  birch removal on main heath and rides (cutting, treating and burning)

 

 

SO630127

 

 

7 Dec 10

Tidenham Chase

Heading along the B4228 from Coleford, pass through St Briavels, after a few miles look for car park on the right hand side signposted Tidenham Park.

Scrub removal and heathland restoration

 

 

ST559994

 

 

14 Dec 10

Xmas Do

Christmas dormice nut hunt at Lippets Grove Nature Reserve followed by a buffet lunch at the George, St. Briavels

Meet at the car park at Tidenham Chase at 10 am

 

Gentle stroll to search the woods for nuts eaten by dormice to ascertain their presence.

 

 

ST559994

 

21 Dec 10

Mallards Pike

Heading from Parkend towards Blakeney take the left hand turn into Mallards Pike recreation site, sign posted.

 

Birch removal

 

SO638090

 

4 Jan 11

Long Ponds, Plump Hill

Heading from Coleford on the B4136, take the right hand turn opposite the Wilderness centre at the top of Plump Hill.

 

Scrub removal from pond edges (bring wellies) and grassland maintenance

 

SO658167

 

11 Jan 11

The Doward

From the A40 follow signs for The Doward. Then turn left onto the minor roads heading towards Biblins Youth Campsite.

 

TBC

 

SO547157

 

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

 

 

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