- Date: Wednesday, 25 July 2018 - Wednesday, 26 September 2018
- Every week
- Location: Frensham Common
- Time: 10:00 - 15:30
- Cost: Free
Volunteer sessions take place every Wednesday from 10:00 – 15:30, apart from the second Wednesday of the month where the session will instead be at Mare Hill Common.
Unless otherwise specified, meet at 10:00 at the Frensham Pond visitor centre, Bacon Lane, Churt, GU10 2QB. Sessions led by Darren.
Wednesday 25 July
Wildlife Survey: The next in a series of survey days planned over the summer. Over the course of the season, we will be surveying Frensham’s bird, butterfly, dragonfly, reptile, and moth species culminating in a night time bat/ nightjar event.
Wednesday 1 August
Toad Pond Maintenance: We will spend the day maintaining the natterjack toad ponds and surrounding terrestrial habitat. This will involve cutting the grassy areas directly in front of the ponds but will also focus on the surrounding areas.
Wednesday 15 August
Site Maintenance: Sessions in August are subject to change due to site visitor pressure but will focus on reactive, site maintenance works.
Wednesday 22 August
Wildlife Survey: The final survey day of the summer programme. In addition to adding to the data gathered so far during the daytime surveys, we will also be heading out after dark to survey bats, moths and nightjars. The evening session will run from 1 hour before sunset at the Great Pond car park.
Wednesday 29 August
Site Maintenance: Sessions in August are subject to change due to site visitor pressure, but will focus on reactive, site maintenance works.
Wednesday 5 September
Gorse coppicing: Today we will be coppicing overgrown and straggly path side gorse to increase fire break potential and create more diversity of vegetation structure.
Wednesday 19 September
Gorse coppicing: Today we will continue with coppicing overgrown and straggly path side gorse to increase fire break potential and create more diversity of vegetation structure.
Wednesday 26 September
Gorse coppicing: Today we will be working to coppice a large area of gorse, providing more sunlight to the ground flora, introducing diversity of structure and reducing the overall risk of fire.
For more details about volunteering, please contact the Parks and Countryside Team.