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On Sunday 2nd and 9th October we will be having free taster trips to Providence Plantation. Providence Plantation is a piece of University-owned woodland by Long Ashton that BUCG helps manage. We will be cutting back brambles to keep pathways and butterfly glades clear.
You do not have to be a member to come along and the bus fair will be subsidised. Places are limited to if you do want to come along please email Ollie by 12pm on Wednesday 28th September.
On Wednesday 8th June will be our first trip with the new committee and the last of the new term. We will be working with the Avon Wildlife Trust on one of their, as yet unconfirmed, sites. We will be meet at the AWT offices on Jacob’s Wells Road at 9:45am and travelling by minibus and probably back in Bristol by around 4pm.
This is a great chance to get outdoors and have some fun after the stress of exams. If you would like to go please email Ollie, our new president, by 5pm on Sunday 5th June as places are limited.
On Sunday 7th February we will be returning to Leigh Woods to continue the tree felling in the Nightingale Valley with the National Trust. We will be out from about 10am to 4pm and likely head to the pub or Union afterwards.
If you would like a place on this trip please email Emily by 5pm on Thursday 4th. Last term’s trip to Leigh Woods was oversubscribed so if you missed out on that one and would like to this Sunday you will be guaranteed a place.
We hope you have had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! BUCG will be starting off 2016 with it annual residential trip to Alfrick in Worcestershire on the weekend of the 30th and 31st January. We will be working on the Ravenshill Woodland Reserve, which is run by the lovely Trevor and Annette, and staying at the Village Hall (always a hilarious evening, likely filled with fun and games such as dodgeball, sardines and Werewolf). We’ve been visiting Alfrick for many years and it’s definitely one of the highlights of the conservation calendar.
The cost of the trip is £15, which is subsidised by the society and includes travel, accommodation, breakfast, lunch and snacks. We will be going out to the pub for dinner on Saturday night so remember to bring additional money for that.
If you would like to go please email Emily by 5pm on Friday 15th January. We will be hiring a minibus for this trip but the more the merrier so if you could drive to provide us with additional transport please contact Emily (BUCG will of course cover the cost of fuel).
On Sunday 6th December we will be continuing the scrub clearance and upkeep at Providence Plantation out at Long Ashton. We’ll be getting the bus from Bristol Bus Station at around 9:30am and aiming to be back by 4pm.
Providence Plantation is a piece of woodland owned by Bristol University and is an ongoing project for BUCG. We aim to improving the biodiversity and pathways of the wood. It’s great fun out in the fresh air and, as always, no prior experience is needed. If your interested in getting involved please email Emily by 5pm on Monday 30th November (you must be a member to participate).