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News & Events
September onwards Time to order your firewood! Support your local woodland, buy from
us - phone Ruperra Countryside Services for logs and kindling - 07977 599181 or
Saturday Feb 3rd 10.30am Main car parkSnowdrop Walk. They get better every year!
Come and see the results of the volunteers' clearing work. Leaders Sue/Bill.
Feb 14th to 21st (see bto.org.uk for more info)National Nestbox Week, when the
British Trust for Ornithology encourage us to install bird boxes in our gardens to
help our feathery residents raise their new families. If you don't already do this,
and have space, why not put one up - it may not be used this year but something will
be watching and waiting!
Saturday March 24th 10.30am Main car parkDaffodil Walk. Is there going to be an
improvement in flowering? Come and see what it's looking like this year. Leaders
April 1st - Easter SundayDon't forget - there's NO VOLUNTEER DAY!!
Saturday and Sunday 21st/22nd April 10am - 2pm Main car parkRuperra Beanpole Weekend.
As mentioned we are hoping to sell lots of lovely sustainable beanpoles, pea sticks
and other coppice products so come along and pick some up, have a chat and maybe
a coffee with us (or even just come over for a walk!)
Saturday April 28th 10.30am Main car park Spring Greens and Blues walk. Come for
a wander round with us and enjoy the new spring growth - and probably lots of Bluebells
too! Leaders Sue/Bill.
Saturday May 12th (or if wet, Sunday 13th) 5am Main car park Dawn Chorus - come
and find out which are the real early birds at Ruperra! Leader Andy Bevan
FUNDING NEWSWe'd like to thank the players of the People's Postcode Lottery, who
have made it possible this year for us to lay 400 metres of native hedge for wildlife.
Our hedgelaying team were funded by a fantastic grant of £9268, and the woodland
birds, bats, dormice and insects will all benefit from the work.
More information on this can be found on the People's Postcode Lottery website, www.postcodelottery.co.uk
The main track hedge before. … …and after
Programme of Events Spring 2018
All walks begin at the main car park on the Draethen-Michaelston road (grid ref ST228871)
unless otherwise stated. Please wear sensible footwear and clothing. All welcome
to all events - including children and dogs! Please check before coming out if the
weather is poor - we may cancel.
Volunteer Sundays are normally held on the first and third Sundays of every month,
as follows: February 4th & 18th, March 4th & 18th, April 15th, May 6th and 20th.
(NB! - no work day on April 1st as it is Easter Sunday). All are welcome. Come
when you can, and stay for as long (or as short) as you want. Sue Price, our volunteer
organiser (07977 599181) will meet you around 10.15 am at the Car Park unless otherwise
Midweek volunteer days: Strictly speaking, these are on the second Wednesday of each
month: February 14th, March 14th, April 11th and May 9th. However, we are now
up there most Wednesdays with our volunteers so if you want to come along, just ring
Sue to check where to meet.