DEAN GREEN TEAM

Wildlife Conservation Group in the

Forest of Dean

Gloucestershire

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Winter/Spring Programme 2013

 

 

8 Jan 13

Mallards Pike

From Parkend take B4431 towards Blakeney, after the Barracks, turn left into Mallards Pike car park and follow arrows to the work site at SO637095


 

Scrub clearance/coppicing to benefit butterflies in particular the small pearl-bordered fritilllary

SO637095

15 Jan 13

Woorgreens Lake GWT Reserve

Tarmac ride bay brash clearance

Meet at 10am by GWT truck at gate beyond Kensley Lodge wet weather shelter at the forest track 1/4 mile beyond Speech House Hotel heading to Cinderford from Coleford.

Contact Kevin Caster 07900 050115

 

Dragging and burning of compacted brash on remaining ride bays to expose soils and allow lower plants to develop before bracken dominates.

Expect gorse needles and wear long sleeves

SO630127

22 Jan 13

Milkwall

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

Continue habitat creation and create links for butterflies and reptiles.

SO588087

29 Jan 13

Woorgreens Lake GWT Reserve

Hedge coppice/lay south lake margin

 

Meet at 10am by GWT truck at gate beyond Kensley Lodge wet weather shelter at the forest track 1/4 mile beyond Speech House Hotel heading to Cinderford from Coleford.

Contact Kevin Caster 07900 050115

 

The gappy tall hedge needs a complete make over, lay as much as possible and coppice remainder for future laying of smaller stems

SO630127

5 Feb 13

EXTRA - 8th and 15th February at this site - 10am

Mallards Pike

From Parkend take B4431 towards Blakeney, after the Barracks, turn left into Mallards Pike car park and follow arrows to the work site at SO637095


 

Scrub clearance/coppicing to benefit butterflies in particular the small pearl-bordered fritilllary

SO637095

12 Feb 13

Woorgreens Lake GWT Reserve

Coppicing lake island

 

Meet at 10am by GWT truck at gate beyond Kensley Lodge wet weather shelter at the forest track 1/4 mile beyond Speech House Hotel heading to Cinderford from Coleford.

Contact Kevin Caster 07900 050115

 

Coppicing of selected trees on the second third of the lake island to remove shade and encourage dwarf shrubs for dragonflies. Logs to be stacked as refuge for the Great Crested Newt that takes cover here under last years logs.

NO NON SWIMMERS (small dingy transport to lake)

SO630127

19 Feb 13

Milkwall

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

Continue habitat creation and create links for butterflies and reptiles.

SO588087

26 Feb 13

Edgehills heathland GWT Reserve

Meet at 10am by GWT truck at Plump Hill, 1 mile south of Mitcheldean on the A4136 (long trousers and study footwear/wellies recommended).

Birch clearance from heathland
Cutting of small diameter birch and application of herbicide to stump. We will need to work in teams of 2/3 to ensure every cut stump is treated

SO660154

1 Mar 13

EXTRA - Friday, 1 March at this site

Milkwall - Darkhill Iron Works

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

Continue habitat creation and create links for butterflies and reptiles.

SO588087

5 Mar 13

Go-kart track/Perryhay

Meet at the Go-kart track. Take the road towards New Fancy from the Speech House Hotel and just after Hotel turn left into the woodland car park.Go through the five barred gate along Spruce ride until the Go-kart track on the left, just after the lake.

Coppicing for butterflies

SO630113

8 Mar and 15 Mar 13

EXTRA - Friday 8th and 15th March at this site - 10am

Mallards Pike

From Parkend take B4431 towards Blakeney, after the Barracks, turn left into Mallards Pike car park and follow arrows to the work site at SO637095


 

Scrub clearance/coppicing to benefit butterflies in particular the small pearl-bordered fritilllary

SO637095

12 Mar 13

Edgehills heathland GWT Reserve

Meet at 10am by GWT truck at Plump Hill, 1 mile south of Mitcheldean on the A4136 (long trousers and study footwear/wellies recommended).

Birch clearance from heathland
Cutting of small diameter birch and application of herbicide to stump. We will need to work in teams of 2/3 to ensure every cut stump is treated

SO660154

19 Mar 13

Lord’s Wood, The Doward

 

Meet in King Arthurs Cave car park,by the metal barrier at the top of the Biblins Campsite entrance. From Whitchurch ( off A40) follow the signs to the Biblins Campsite. The car park is 50 metres after you turn off the lane near to the Doward Campsite

Removing trees to allow rare Sorbus trees to grow

SO547156

26 Mar 13

Go-kart track/Perryhay

Meet at the Go-kart track. Take the road towards New Fancy from the Speech House Hotel and just after Hotel turn left into the woodland car park.Go through the five barred gate along Spruce ride until the Go-kart track on the left, just after the lake.

Coppicing for butterflies

SO630113

2 Apr 13

Abbots Wood

 

From 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

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

 

 

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