Distance in Miles
  • Invertebrates of the Burren – Adam Mantell

    Tuesday 4th February 2020, 7:30pm

    St John’s Scout Hall, behind Newtownbreda Presbyterian Church off the Knockbreda Road in Belfast.

    Invertebrates of the Burren

    Adam Mantell

    Tuesday 4th February 2020 

    The Burren in County Clare is famous for its plants and the sweeping vistas of limestone and lakes.  The invertebrate communities are perhaps less celebrated but are just as important.  Adam will talk about surveying of two sites owned by NPWS in 2018, explaining how he went about it, why the Burren supports so many species not found elsewhere and finally will discuss the management challenges presented by this landscape now and into the future. 

  • Cumbria: Conservation Work Party, Kendal Fell

    Wednesday 5th February 2020, 10:00am-3:00pm

    Kendal Fell

    Join a group of volunteers to maintain the habitat at this site for Scotch Argus

  • Bentley Station Meadows workparty

    Wednesday 5th Februrary

    Bentley Station Meadows

    Practical conservation tasks to be carried out. Meet details: 

    10am - 3pm: Park in the pay & display Station car park, and walk across the railway track to the meadow, SU 792 432. Alternatively, park in the free Forestry Commission car park off Gravel Hill Road SU 802 433, and walk through the FC to the reserve.

  • Habitat management at Caeau Ffos Fach/Median Farm

    Thursday 6th February 2020

    Median Farm, Meadows Road, Cross Hands, Carmarthenshire

    Light scrub and bramble removal

  • Winter Work Party: Bowara, Scrub Control for Dingy Skipper

    Saturday 8th February 2020, 10:00am-3:30pm

    Meet at Round ‘O’ Quay Car Park, Enniskillen BT74 7BF

    Scrub Control for Dingy Skipper - Bowara, Co. Fermanagh

    Saturday 8th February 2020, 10:00-15:30 
    Meet at Round ‘O’ Quay Car Park, Enniskillen BT74 7BF 

    A key site for this threatened species, this steep-sloped pocket of grassland has also recorded Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth and Cryptic Wood White. Managing scrub is an annual, essential task to keep the habitat from scrubbing up. Please contact Rose Cremin for more information. @email 

     

    For all work parties please wear sturdy footwear and dress appropriately for the weather. Tools will be provided as well as tea/coffee/biscuits but pack a lunch!

     

  • Gloucestershire: Work Party at Prestbury Hill - The Masts Reserve

    Saturday 8th February 2020, 10:00am-3:00pm

    Prestbury Hill - The Masts Reserve

    Work party to reduce scrub and maintain grassland on the Masts Reserve at Prestbury Hill.

  • Devon: Work Party - Lydford Reserve

    Saturday 8th February 2020, 10:30am-2:30pm

    Lydford Reserve

    Continuing the essential winter clearance work for the Heath Fritillary and other butterflies.

  • Gloucestershire: Work Party at Prestbury Hill - The Masts Reserve

    Sunday 9th February 2020, 10:00am-3:00pm

    Prestbury Hill - The Masts Reserve

    Work party to reduce scrub and maintain grassland on the Masts Reserve at Prestbury Hill.

  • Lincolnshire: Southrey Wood Work party

    Sunday 9th February 2020, 10:00am-4:00pm

    Grid Reference: TF128681

    Come and join the work party in the Limewoods

  • Cumbria Work Party, Yewbarrow, Witherslack

    Sunday 9th February 2020, 10:00am-3:00pm

    Witherslack Woods, Witherslack Hall

    Join a group of volunteers to extend and improve the habitat on Yewbarrow above Witherslack

  • Habitat management at a South Wales Marsh Fritillary site

    Sunday 9th February 2020

    Site to be confirmed - please contact us

    Light scrub and bramble removal. Location to be advised

  • Habitat management at Seven Sisters

    Thursday 13th February, 2020

    Meet by barrier on forest road SN826088

    Scrub clearance (mainly seedling conifers) at a site in Seven Sisters for marsh fritillary butterfly. Joint event with WTSWW (ex Brecknock) Wildlife Trust.

  • Upper Thames: Work Party - 29

    Sunday 16th February 2020, 10:00am-1:00pm

    Work party at Aston Upthorpe Downs, Oxon.

  • Magdalen Hill Down

    Monday 17th February

    Magdalen Hill Down East Entrance

    Practical conservation tasks to be carried out. Meet details: Magdalen Hill Down, East entrance: 10am - 4pm. Meet in the car park at the top of the track between the Stonemasons and Morn Hill Cemetery SO21 1HE (SU 512 295)

  • Gloucestershire: Work Party at Rough Bank

    Monday 17th February 2020, 10:00am-3:30pm

    Work Party at Rough Bank - mainly scrub and tree thinning.

  • Cumbria Work Party, Yewbarrow, Witherslack

    Wednesday 19th February 2020, 10:00am-3:00pm

    Witherslack Woods, Witherslack Hall

    Join a group of volunteers to extend and improve the habitat on Yewbarrow above Witherslack

  • Gloucestershire: Work Party at Prestbury Hill - The Masts Reserve

    Thursday 20th February 2020, 10:00am-3:00pm

    Prestbury Hill - The Masts Reserve

    Work party to reduce scrub and maintain grassland on the Masts Reserve at Prestbury Hill.

  • Scotland: Kirkconnell Flow Bog Squad Volunteer Work Party

    Saturday 22nd February 2020, 10:00am-3:00pm

    Kirkconnell Flow by Dumfries

    The Bog Squad will be removing invasive scrub at Kirkconnell Flow near Dumfries in order to protect it's valuable peatland habitat.

  • Gloucestershire: Work Party at Ravensgate Common

    Sunday 23rd February 2020, 10:00am-3:00pm

    Scrub clearing to improve habitat for Duke of Burgundy on Ravensgate Common.

  • Upper Thames: Work Party - 30

    Sunday 23rd February 2020, 10:00am-1:00pm

    Work party at Holtspur Bottom, Bucks

  • Devon: Work Party - Heathfield Reserve near Bovey Tracey

    Sunday 23rd February 2020, 10:30am-2:30pm

    Heathfield Reserve near Bovey Tracey

    Raking, clearing and coppicing at Teignbridge’s Heathfield reserve to maintain the open and warm heathland there.

  • Lincolnshire: Southrey Wood Work party

    Wednesday 26th February 2020, 10:00am-4:00pm

    Grid Reference: TF128681

    Come and join the work party in the Limewoods

  • Habitat management at Caeau Ffos Fach/Median Farm

    Thursday 27th February 2020

    Median Farm, Meadows Road, Cross Hands, Carmarthenshire

    Light scrub and bramble removal

  • Gloucestershire: Cheltenham Indoor Meeting

    Thursday 27th February 2020, 8:00pm-10:00pm

    Meet other BC members from the Cheltenham area - and further afield - for updates, gossip, cakes and excellent presentations.

  • Upper Thames: Brown Hairstreak Egg Hunt - 8

    Saturday 29th February 2020, 10:30am-1:00pm

    Brown Hairstreak egg hunt at Bernwood Meadows, Bucks.

  • Habitat management in Alun Valley

    Sunday 1st March 2020

    Alun valley, Vale of Glamorgan

  • Magdalen Hill Down

    Monday 2nd March

    Magdalen Hill Down East Entrance

    Practical conservation tasks to be carried out. Meet details: Magdalen Hill Down, East entrance: 10am - 4pm. Meet in the car park at the top of the track between the Stonemasons and Morn Hill Cemetery SO21 1HE (SU 512 295)

  • Herbal Leys at the Giant’s Causeway – Cliff Henry

    Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 7:30pm

    St John’s Scout Hall, behind Newtownbreda Presbyterian Church off the Knockbreda Road in Belfast.

    Herbal Leys at the Giant’s Causeway – Cliff Henry

    Tuesday 3rd March 2020 

    National Trust Ranger Cliff Henry explains the demonstration project of pollinator-friendly farming next door to NI’s top tourist attraction. 

  • Cumbria Work Party, High Dam, Finsthwaite

    Wednesday 4th March 2020, 10:00am-3:00pm

    High Dam Finsthwaite

    Join a group of volunteers to plant cowslips at High Dam

  • Habitat management at a North Carmarthenshire Marsh Fritillary site

    Thursday 5th March 2020

    Carmarthenshire site to be confirmed - please contact us

    Light scrub and bramble removal. Joint event with WTSWW. Contact Richard Smith for details and meeting point