- Date: Wednesday, 10 October 2018
- Location: Mare Hill Common, Witley Roke Lane Witley GU8 5NZ
- Time: 10:00 - 15:30
- Cost: Free
Volunteer sessions from 10:00 - 15:30 usually take place on the second Wednesday of the month, though there are occasional sessions on other Wednesdays.
Meet 10:00 at the small car park off Roke Lane, Witley, GU8 5NZ (SU 936 399). Sessions led by Vicky.
Wednesday 10 October
Pool creation and vegetation management. We will be giving the wet heath a bit of TLC today by vegetation cutting to create a bit of diversity, and digging some small pools. Wellies advisable.
Wednesday 14 November
Pine pulling and cutting. Pulling and cutting small pines to prevent them shading out establishing heathland vegetation.
Wednesday 12 December
Scrub clearance: Clearing scrub and small trees to maintain the heathland in a suitable condition for the specialised wildlife found here.
Wednesday 9 January
Scrub clearance: Clearing more scrub and small trees from the heathland to preserve its open character.
Wednesday 13 February
Scrub clearance: Our final session this winter of clearing scrub from the heathland, ensuring that this rare habitat is in top condition for the specialist bird species to start nesting next month.
Wednesday 13 March
Glade management and holly clearance: Opening up a sunny woodland glade through clearing encroaching young trees and scrub, and removing some of the dense holly understory from the woodland.
For more details about volunteering, please contact the Parks and Countryside Team.