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Friends of Hollingbury Woods

Volunteers needed for woodland conservation – all welcome!
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Sunday 3 September 2017 10:00 AM -1:00 PM
Clear Butterfly Banks. Clear Snowdrop and South Tennis Glades


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mapWe meet at 10am outside the old brick and flint barn (red star on map) adjacent to the western entrance to the Roedale allotments, which is accessed from the Ditchling Road via the road to the Lower Roedale cottages.
 
The sessions are held on alternate Saturdays and Sundays on the first weekend of every month from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Work session schedule – 2017

 

Sunday 3 September 2017 10:00 AM -1:00 PM
Clear Butterfly Banks. Clear Snowdrop and South Tennis Glades

Saturday 7 October 2017 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Prune and weed HRW Hedge. Burstead Wood path and litter clearance. Butterfly Glade clearance. Pioneer House perimeter tree aftercare and Wild Daffodil planting

Sunday 5 November 2017 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Prune and weed North Hedge. Clear Butterfly Banks. Clear North Tennis Glade

Saturday 2 December 2017 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Clear Sheep Lane Glade and weed Bee Bank

 

Work session schedule – 2018

Sunday 7 January 2018 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Top Elm hedge bordering Ditchling Road. Clear Hollingbury Park bays and ivy control in North Wood

Saturday 3 February 2018 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tree and snowdrop planting in Hollingbury Wood.

Sunday 4 March 2018 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Burstead Wood path maintenance. Butterfly Glade clearance and Gorse patch weeding. Pioneer House perimeter tree aftercare

Other activities

Sunday 2 July 2017 1:00 PM
Summer picnic - After a short work session in the morning, we’ll have a picnic lunch for members, friends, and family. Meet at the flint barn at 1:00, bring food to share, and something to sit on. Plates and cutlery will be provided. If you can, please let Karen mailto:karenjanejohnston@hotmail.com know what food you’re bringing to avoid duplications.

Wednesday 12 July 2017 7:00 PM
Evening woodland walk. Medicinal trees and plants walk on the theme Where the wild medicine grows.

Julia Behrens, a qualified, local, medical herbalist, will take us on a stroll through the woods, past the golf course and around Hollingbury Hill Fort. She will share her expert knowledge of the medicinal qualities of various trees and plants.

This will take approximately 1.5 - 2 hours starting outside 40 Stanmer Villas BN1 7HP. There is no charge but we will ask for donations. Wear appropriate clothing according to the weather and sturdy footwear.

Sunday 23 July 2017 10:00 AM Annual away day

Return visit to Knepp Estate – After visiting the Knepp Estate, famed for its re-wilding policies, in July 2011, we are returning for a guided walk through the estate lead by Geoffrey Mead.

If you expect to come on this visit, please let Lesley Brown know (01273 707289 mailto:lesleyannbrown@yahoo.co.uk, including whether you will be needing. Or can offer, transport.


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FHBW's Facebook Page.

Item from previous work session (on 6 January 2013):


Creating bee bans in Hollingbury Woods

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New members are very welcome. You can come and try a work session without joining.

Join us each month (alternate Sats and Suns). Get some fresh air and help the environment on your doorstep. All welcome – you don’t need any experience and you don’t have to stay for the whole session. All help is much appreciated.

We meet outside the old brick and flint barn (red star on map) adjacent to the western entrance to the Roedale allotments, which is accessed from the Ditchling Road via the road to the Lower Roedale cottages. The sessions are held on alternate Saturdays and Sundays on the first weekend of every month from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

email  info@fhbw.org.uk to offer to help on the day.

Information about the group and future dates is at www.fhbw.org.uk

Mystery of the bottles in the woods

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Volunteers found a huge haul of discarded drink bottles and cans in Hollingbury Woods on Sunday 2nd March. The group regularly runs sessions to care for Hollingbury and Burstead woods in north Brighton. It seems that someone is using the woods as a drinking den as hundreds of miniature drinks bottles have been found there a few times in the past year.

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Gill Taylor, secretary of Friends of Hollingbury and Burstead Woods said:

"we often find discarded bottles or cans in the woods but this is probably the most we have found in one go. We want people to enjoy this green space but they should take responsibility and help keep the woods clean. Our volunteers give up their valuable spare time and we'd rather be looking after the wildlife than collecting up bottles and cans"

The volunteers also replaced a hedge, planted hollies and snowdrops and repaired a path on the southern slopes of the woods at their March work session. More details of the group's work is at www.fhbw.org.uk and the next work day is Saturday 5th April.

ENDS

For further information contact  info@fhbw.org.uk

 

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