Conservation Working Party – Saturday 3rd October
If you are a regular volunteer at the working parties, we look forward to seeing you again. If not, more volunteers are needed for the Conservation Working Parties so please feel free to come along.
The first Conservation Working Party of the Autumn season will be held on the morning of Saturday 3rd October. Meet at the stream bridge near to the Scout Hut, Elder Road, 10am. Work is normally finished by 12.30 and social distancing will be observed at all times.
The main task on this occasion will be to erect some fencing around part of the pond on Souls Moor. The fencing will continue to allow access for the ponies to drinking water, but protect part of the pond and its surrounds from trampling by the ponies, thus enabling pond vegetation to flourish. If you have a spade or hammer, please bring them along. If not, spares will be available, together with other necessary tools provided.
With the support and guidance of the Dorset Wildlife Trust, our work has helped to conserve the best of what already exists and to make the stream ad its environs even more wildlife friendly. The work of the past years has certainly enhanced the riverside area for plants, animals and birds.
All are welcome at our conservation working parties (under 16s should be accompanied by an adult). No experience is required, there’s a friendly crowd, it’s great fun and good exercise too!
Conservation Working Party – 7th December
The next working party will be held on Saturday 7th December. Anyone interested in joining in should be at the Scout Hut, Elder Road at 10am and things should finish by about 12.30.
The main tasks will be to carry out some scrub clearance in the wooded areas alongside the stream and to undertake some bank/stream management to maintain and improve the health of the stream. The scrub clearance work is carried out on rotation over three/four years. It allows light to reach the woodland floor, enabling a wider variety of wild flowers to flourish.
Conservation Working Party – 2nd November
The first full Conservation Working Party of the Autumn season will be held on the morning of Saturday 2nd November 2019, at 10am. The main task will be to carry out some scrub clearance in the wooded areas alongside the stream. This work is carried out on a rotation over three/four years. It allows light to reach the woodland floor and for a wider variety of wild flower plants to flourish. With the support and guidance from Dorset Wildlife Trust, our work is helping to conserve the best of what is already there and make the stream and its environs even more wildlife friendly. Our work over the past years has certainly enhanced the riverside area for plants, birds and animals.