On the weekend of 10th-11th of Febuary we will be going on our annual residential trip to Alfrick in Wocestershire. We will be working on the Ravenshill Woodland Reserve (where we have been going to for many years) and staying at Alfrick village hall.
The trip is always loads of fun with a meal at a local pub and games in the evening and home cooked lunch from Annette, the wife of Trevor the warden.
Please email Heather ASAP if you would like to go as places are limited. If you do not get a place on this trip you will be given priority on the next residential in March.
For our final trip of the term we will be heading to Providence Plantation on Sunday 3rd December. We will be get some last bits of work done like path clearance before Christmas. It is a great chance to get outside as deadlines pile on and see the progress we’ve been making with managing the land!
Please email Heather if you would like to come along.
On Sunday 19th November Joe McSorley from the Avon Wildlife Trust will be leading us on a trip to Goblin Coombe just to the south west of Bristol. We will be clearing grassland of scrub with loppers and hand saws. There are great views across the Severn estuary and we will have a bonfire. They also have a flock of goats in the area.
There are limited spaces on this trip, so, if you want to come along, please email Heather by 7pm Thursday 16th November. Sign up is on a first come first serve basis, but if you canot get on this trip you will be given priority on the next trip.
On Sunday 29th October we will be going on a nature walk with experts from the Bristol Naturalists Society. It will be and fuan and informal afternoon walk around the woodland with the chance to ask questions about the flora and fauna and learn from experienced naturalists. We might even round off the day with a picnic; check out the Facebook event for updates.
The BUCG Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 7th May from 6pm at The Kings Arms. This is your chance to have a say in what goes on in the society, and potentially become a part of running it.
Being a part of the committee is a great way to get more involved and have loads of fun, as well as boost your CV, especially if you’re thinking of going into a career in environmental work. Even if you do not want to stand for a position, come along to vote and chat.
If you would like to run for a comittee position you can email Ollie or stand for it on the day. I you would like to make any admendments to the consitution please send them to Ollie by Wednesday 3rd May.
Why not head outdoors to enjoy the beautiful springtime to ease the stress from exams and coursework?
As part of the Mind Your Head campaign we are heading to Providence Plantation on Sunday 30th April to clear and seed the wildflower meadow. As this is about de-stressing if you do not feel like doing much then do not worry, the picnic bench will be covered in drawing and colouring materials, and will be a quiet space for anyone to go at any time and you can just stop to admire the woodland.
If you woud like to come, please email Ollie by 7pm on Wednesday 26th April.