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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).
On Sunday 15th November we will be going to Leigh Woods to fell some trees. National Trust ranger Bill will be guiding us to clear the trees along a footpath. This will allow light to reach the forest floor creating a more diverse habitat. We will also make a bonfire from the wood we have cut. This is one of the best trips of the year as felling trees is very satisfying, plus we get to burn stuff!
We are expecting to be out from 10am to 4pm and the head to a pub afterwards. If you would like place on the trip please email Emily by 5pm Wednesday 11th November. (Please note that this trip is only open to members.)
On Sunday 25th October we will be joining the Avon Wildlife Trust to do some conservation work on one of their site; what and where exactly is yet to be decided. We will be meeting at the AWT offices on Jacob’s Wells Road at 9:45am and heading off on a minibus. We expect to be back in Bristol by about 4pm.
On Saturday 17th October, 11am-4pm, we will be going on autumn trip to St Werburghs City Farm to help prepare their Boiling Wells site for their Apple Day event on the Sunday. It is a fun trip in a great part of Bristol with a variety of things to do including apple picking and tidying the paths. We will most likely head to the nearby pub, The Farm, afterwards.
To sign up please email Emily by 5pm Wednesday 14th October. You must be a member to attend this trip; membership can be bought on our Union page for only £5 for the year. Places may be limited so if the event becomes oversubscribed people will be picked at random to go.
On Sunday 4th October we will be having a taster trip to Providence Plantation. This trip is open to everyone – including non-members – and is a good opportunity to learn about the sort of stuff we do.
Providence Plantation is a piece of university-owned woodland out at Long-Ashton that is an ongoing project for BUCG. We will be clearing overgrown scrub and improving pathways to improve the biodiversity 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.
This year for our end-of-summer residential trip we’re going back to the island of Anglesey off of the north coast of Wales. The trip will be from Sunday 13th to Friday 18th September. We will be helping out the North Wales Wildlife Trust at local nature reserves and exploring the island.
We will be staying at the Lligwy bunk house which will cost £7 per night (i.e. £35 each for the whole trip). There will be additional costs for transport and food. Do not worry if you cannot make the entire trip – it is fine if you join us for just a couple of days.
This trip is a highlight of the conservation year and always a lot of fun. If you are interested in going please email Emily the week so she can get an idea of numbers for planning and let you know more details about the trip.
From 10am to 2pm on Friday 12th June we will be providing some last minute help to Boiling Wells site of St Werburghs City Farm. They are holding their Summer Fair over the weekend for which we will do some scrub clearance and path maintenance. Also for those interested they are also asking for helpers at the fair itself, which will earn you a ticket, a drink and a meal voucher.
If you are interested in joining the trip please email our vice-president, Alex.
Update: Though only four of us managed to go on the trip we were able to help the AWT build a sheep-proof dry-stone wall. The beautiful summer weather provided and excellent opportunity to go on a butterfly tour of the hill-fort of Dolebury Warren and admire the impressive views. Once back in Bristol we headed to the Grain Barge to some much welcome food and drink by the river.
Our last trip of the academic year will be on Sunday 7th June to Dolebury Warren with the Avon Wildlife Trust. We will be helping them out with an ongoing dry stone walling project. This trip will be an excellent way to get outdoors after the stress of exam season (here’s wishing everyone the best of luck).
If you would like to go please email our new president Emily Ramsden by Sunday 31st May. Spaces are limited so if oversubscribed those going will be picked at random and will be informed by an email with more details about the day. (As per usual you must be a member of BUCG to attend.)
Update: On the last trip before the AGM we cleared plenty of brambles and buddleja which fuelled our first bonfire at Providence upon which marshmallows were toasted. The summery weather fortunately decided to stay around for the trip.
On Sunday 26th April we will heading to Providence Plantation for our first trip of the new term. Activities will likely include: path maintenance, coppicing, continuation of the butterfly glade and the chopping of brambles.
Providence Plantation is a piece of woodland owned by the University just outside of Bristol. It is an ongoing project for BUCG and UBU.
We will travel their by bus from Bristol bus station so make sure to bring money for the bus fare. A student day ticket is £3 (£4.40 without discount – so have your student card with you). The event itself is free. Please email Jess by 6pm on Wednesday 22nd April if you would like to come along. (As per usual you must be a member to attend the trip.) If too many people sign up names will be picked at random. You will be emailed shortly after the deadline letting you know if you have a place and with more details.