Monday 12th November 2018, 10.00am-4.00pm

Winchester

Contact

  • Jayne Chapman
  • jchapman@butterfly-conservation.org or 01962 808400

51.0602456262, -1.2727104633093

Meet in the car park at the top of the track between the Stonemasons and Morn Hill Cemetery SO21 1HE (SU 512 295). See Magdalen Hill Down for more site details.

If you cannot get to the meet points at 10am, please find us on the Reserves. We appreciate any time that you have to spare – even if it is just for the odd hour or so. A note directing you to the location will be written on the blackboard at MHD.

Please wear suitable clothing, and bring a packed lunch and refreshments. Tools, training, gloves and cakes will be provided.

Practical conservation tasks could include any of the following, and will generally involve a bonfire:

  • Scrub clearance, raking and burning
  • Tree popping (to remove unwanted woody species from the grasslands)
  • Creating bare ground and planting caterpillar food plants
  • Hedge laying and pleaching
  • Clearing fence-lines of clematis and hawthorn

The work-parties will be led by either Jayne Chapman, a contractor or a Butterfly Conservation volunteer. On certain dates, a contractor may join us to carry out any necessary chainsaw work, or this might be done the day before in preparation for a work-party.