On Saturday 1st April we are heading to the The Community Farm – a community-owned social enterprise based at their organic farm near Chew Magna. They are wildlife-friendly and have organised a day of volunteering activities for us. Currently uncertain what we will be doing exactly but it may involve growing things, bit of a change from our usual hacking and slashing!
If you would like to come please email Ollie by 7pm on Wednesday 29th March.
We are going to the beach! On Sunday 19th March we willl be clearing sea buckthorn and planting native shrubs in Berrow Dunes, a SSSI by the Bristol channel.
We will leaving Bristol around 9:00-9:30am and return around 5-6pm. Please email Ollie by 7pm on Wednesday 15th March if you’d like to come.
On Sunday 5th March we’ll be doing a joint trip with Bath University Volunteering Society to an Avon Wildlife Trust reserve at Browne’s Folly.
It is a lovely mixed woodland site with a limestone grassland in the middle. We will be doing some scrub clearance then burning all the material on a bonfire (perfect for toasting plenty of marshmallows and donuts).
If you would like to come please email Ollie by 7:30pm on Wednesday 1st March. As usual, if the trip is oversubscribed we will pick names out of a hat. If you do not get a place you will be guaranteed one on the next trip you sign up to.
We will be returning to Providence Plantation on Sunday 19th February. The plan is to finish preparing the butterfly glade to be seeded with wildflowers in April. This will involve some dead hedging, root removal, and possibly scrub bashing if there are enough of us.
If you wouldd like to come, please email Ollie by 7:30pm on Wednesday 15th February.
We will be leaving Bristol at around 9:45am, returning at around 4-5pm and possibly going to the pub afterwards.
To start the term off we will be going back to the university’s own woodland, Providence Plantation, on Sunday 5th February. We will be doing some more scrub bashing, path clearance and hopefully some dead hedging to mark out the paths more clearly.
If you would like to come, please email Ollie by 5pm on Thursday 2nd February. You will need money for a ticket if you are traveling by bus.
We will be leaving Bristol at 10:35am from the bus station and returning at around 4-5pm and possibly heading to the pub.
We are going to Providence Plantation on Sunday 27th November. This will be the inuagral trip for our new Providence Plantation officer, Louise. We will be doing some more scrub bashing, path clearance and perhaps some dead hedging to mark out the paths more clearly. We will leave Bristol at around 9:30am and returning at around 4-5pm perhaps with a visit to a pub afterwards.
If you would like to go please email Ollie by 5pm on Thursday 24th November.