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.

Please note the work party on Sunday 26th January 2020 has been cancelled, as a result of the winter work being completed early.  Our thanks to everyone that came along and supported our winter work.  There may be some small work to be carried out, at White Hill, in March 2020.  Any details will be announced on our website and social media. 

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

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.


26th January 2020 – Grandacre Farm, Crundale
The location of this work party has changed since the information was published. 
Meet at 10.00am at Parish Farm yard, Hassell Street
TR 09014649 - TN25 5JE
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