We are an independent group formed in 1985 over
the years we have formed close working links with the local Wildlife
Trust, English Nature, Forest Enterprise and the local Council. The
work that we do is all agreed with the site wardens and forms a part of
their overall management strategy. Much of this work is closely linked
with the protection of locally or nationally rare species.
work usually consists of the maintenance of wildlife habitats, usually
by coppicing, or scrub control. During the spring and summer months
this sort of work is often not possible. At this time of year we have
learned a variety of other less seasonally sensitive skills. These
include dry-stone walling, construction of boardwalks, Otter Holts and
even bridges!. There is sure to be something that appeals to you,
and there will always be someone on hand to provide some training, or
just give you a few tips!
course it's not all work and no play! We all enjoy ourselves. Everyone
works at their own pace, taking a break whenever they feel like it and
the atmosphere is always relaxed and friendly (hot and cold drinks and
biscuits are provided). Social events are arranged on an impromptu
basis with a phone around when someone fancies doing something.
Interested? Then check the list of workdays. You can just turn up at
any event that grabs your attention, but we would advise you to contact
us first to check that the work day hasn’t been postponed or
cancelled! Want to know more? Then