If fresh air, physical work and a deep sense of satisfaction are what you are after, then look no further! By volunteering at a work party, you will help with essential tasks to restore or maintain important butterfly and moth habitats.When you join a work party you will learn all about the specific habitat requirements of target species and how to manage for them. While the tasks vary, some features don’t change. You will enjoy friendly company, be provided with hand tools and health and safety equipment and of course the all-important tea and biscuit supplies!

As well as the positive impacts on the environment, conservation volunteering brings a host of benefits including improved physical and mental health and wellbeing, and increased levels of positivity, as a result of the physical activity and contact with green space.  We have more work parties than ever before this season. Please wear appropriate clothing and bring a pack lunch if you plan to stay all day. Get in touch with the site contact if you have any questions about volunteering.


White Hill Reserve, Shoreham
Important chalk downland habitat home to a notable colony of Chalkhill Blue butterflies and resident mothsspecies including Peach Blossom and
Pale Pinion.

2019
27th October 2019
24th November 2019
22nd December 2019 (Christmas Work Party)

2020
26th January 2020

Please meet onsite for a 10am H&S briefing
Contact: Peter Kirby - p.kirby@quercus2.co.uk
If the weather conditions, for the day, look bad please contact Peter to make sure the work party is still taking place


Denge Woods, Canterbury
Part of an ancient semi-natural woodland complex, this site is home to the endangered Duke of Burgundy butterfly as well as many important
moth species, rare orchids and bird life.

2019
Sunday 15th December 2019

2020
Sunday 12th January 2020

Contact: Claire Ward - aceward@googlemail.com


Crundale Valley Area
Natural England work closely with farmers and landowners to improve biodiversity across these sites. Duke of Burgundy and Black-veined moth are
target species for conservation work.

2020
5th January 2020 – Hunt Street Farm, Crundale – clearing dogwood/bramble for Duke of Burgundy and Black veined moth. 
Meet 10.00am at Hunt Street Farm, Crundale  CT4 7EL.   Grid ref  TR091 486
Contact Dan Tuson - Daniel.J.Tuson@naturalengland.org.uk

26th January 2020 – Grandacre Farm, Crundale – clearing bramble and scrub for Duke of burgundy and Black veined moth
Meet 10.00am on Hastingleigh to Waltham road 400 metres south of entrance to Ashenfield Farm, nr Waltham CT4 5SP at TR096 465.
Contact Dan Tuson - Daniel.J.Tuson@naturalengland.org.uk

9th February 2020 – Great Dowles Farm, Stelling Minnis, Kent CT4 6DB  – clearing scrub for adonis and small blue
Meet 10.00am at Great Dowles Farm, Stelling Minnis, Kent CT4 6DB   Grid ref TR129 460
Contact Dan Tuson - Daniel.J.Tuson@naturalengland.org.uk

23rd February 2020 – Godmersham estate – clearing low scrub for Black Veined moth
Meet 10.00am at Godmersham Church, Godmersham nr Canterbury CT4 7DS.   Grid ref : TR061 504
Contact Dan Tuson - Daniel.J.Tuson@naturalengland.org.uk


Blean Woods, Canterbury
A Kent Wildlife Trust reserve, the ancient semi-natural woodland of the
Blean is home to critically endangered Heath Fritillaries as well as many other lepidoptera species.
Dates: Every Tuesday and Thursday
Contact: Will Douglas - William.Douglas@kentwildlife.org.uk


Vanbrugh Pits, Blackheath
A rare, relict acid grassland habitat.  An incredible 29 butterfly species have been recorded at this London site including Small Copper, Brown Argus, Green and Purple Hairstreak.
Date: Saturday 16th November 2019
Contact: Joe Beale - joetheillustrator@gmail.com