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VOLUNTEER  PROGRAMME

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SPRING  2024

NEWS

  • This year marks our 40th birthday of undertaking practical conservation work in and around the District.

  • Our major achievement over the winter has been to plant up a 200-metre hedge at White Lund Farm in Morecambe, including several trees. The c.800 plants will help connect existing farm hedges as part of a wider wildlife network.

  • We are in the early stages of considering a possible planting site on the corner of Fairhope Avenue, with Lancaster City Council.

  • 2024 subscriptions are £15 (£8 unwaged).

TASKS

17th March - Bare Lane, am

We have a good size birch tree to plant and will also sow our new flower and grass area before moving on to…

Great Wood, pm

Now the winter pruning and tree surgery work has been completed in the wood, we can plant some oak and hazel in the open areas.  As the hedge laying went so well on our last visit, we should have a chance to complete a few more metres and plant up any gaps.

 

31st March - Thurnham Meadows

Easter eggs all round if anyone is able to join us at the meadows on Easter Sunday!

This has been rearranged from earlier in March, as the ground was too wet to tackle the raking and sowing of wildflowers. This later date should get the seeds off to a flying start.

14th April - Bee and Butterfly Garden, Hazelwood Farm, Silverdale

After a great day in February, we should be able to move the bee garden forward for preparation and seed sowing. There has been some wall damage after the winter gales so there will also be an opportunity to do some dry-stone walling repairs.

28th April - Mossgate School, Heysham

Time that we had a dry day at Mossgate school, so we can finish preparing the area for the school to sow some cornfield annuals!  We would also like to sort out the bog garden adjacent to the wonderful pond and consider a wider range of marginal pond plants.

26th May - White Lund Farm, Morecambe

May is the most active growing month of the year, so we need to see how our new hedges are faring at White Lund Farm.  There will be weeding to be done and if we have time, we will move on to Penhale to maintain the young plants in the wood.

Nearly done
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