Date(s) - 29/10/2019
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Tuesday – A selection of tasks today. One job is to create a hibernation structure (Hibernacula) that will provide shelter for reptiles that are present in the habitat. There will also be the continued pulling of Birch saplings to slow their spread across the heathland.
As well as being excellent fun and a full-body workout, pulling out self seeded Birch saplings on the heathland is a vital part of the ongoing heathland regeneration project. Without herds of large free-roaming animals grazing and browsing in the area the tree seedlings will quickly shade out the low growing shrubs such as Heather and Gorse that characterise heathland habitats. We work in harmony with the livestock that we do have to graze the areas for a few months each year. The very action of pulling out the Birch saplings by the roots, gets rid of the plant but also importantly disturbs the soil, bringing seeds to the surface, ready for germination in the warm spring ahead. This is the sort of thing a Wild Boar would be doing
Children aged 6-16 must be accompanied by an adult, please see our “How to join us” page before coming along for the first time.
Hot drinks and biscuits for all!
Meeting Point: Owlbeech Way Play area, RH13 6AW