GRASS ROOTS CONSERVATION GROUP

PRACTICAL CONSERVATION WORK PROGRAMME

October 2018 - March 2019

 

No

Date/Time

Activity and Location

22

Sunday 14 October

Ballynahone Bog Nature Reserve - Scrub Clearance & Rhododendron removal

Leader: Anne Hardcastle

23

Sunday 4 November

Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co Armagh - Hedge Maintenance

We will be weeding and pruning a new section of wildlife friendly hedge which we planted in March. 

Leader: Janis Lunn

24

Sunday 18 November

Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, Belfast Hills - Scrub Clearance

We will be clearing scrub and woody vegetation in a number of important habitats, where scrub and bushes are beginning to shade out other plants and wild flowers.

Leader: Sam Hastings

25

Sunday 2 December

Derryanvil, near Portadown - Hedge & Garden Maintenance

Various improvements and maintenance jobs in the wildlife garden and particularly the hedges.

Leader: Janis Lunn

26

Saturday 15 December

2.30 - 5.00pm

Making environmentally friendly Christmas decorations with natural materials - venue in South Belfast

An opportunity to make some Christmas decorations using natural materials such as ivy, pine cones and evergreen foliage. Mince pies and tea & coffee will be provided.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL: book a place with Ken Orr by Friday 7 Dec

2019

1

Sunday 6 January

Kilmacrew House, near Banbridge - Woodland Management

A new work site for Grass Roots where we will be helping to improve the woodlands.

Leader: Sam Hastings

2

Sunday 20 January

Bog Meadows Nature Reserve, Belfast - Scrub Control

This is an urban wildlife site belonging to Ulster Wildlife. We will be cutting back areas of scrub such as gorse and brambles which are beginning to reduce the area of native plants and wild flowers.

Leader: Ken Orr

3

Sunday 3 February

Saintfield Estate, Saintfield - Woodland Management

Further clearance of laurel and rhododendron to improve the woodlands and encourage more wildlife.

Leader: Anne Hardcastle

4

Sunday 17 February

Bog Meadows Nature Reserve, Belfast - Path & Hedge Maintenance

A second visit to this urban wildlife site to improve some paths so more people can enjoy the site. We will also be cutting back a hedge.

Leader: Sam Hastings

5

Saturday 23 February

Evening Social Event in Belfast

An evening out. Confirm with Ken that you would like to attend this event by 15 February.

6

Sunday 3 March

Rea's Wood, Antrim - Pond & Woodland Management

A small pond has become very overgrown with trees and we will be cutting back vegetation to let in more light, to improve the ponds wildlife potential. There is also some rhododendron to clear in the adjacent woodland.

Leader: Ken Orr

 

To attend any of these events phone Ken Orr at 90 580339, Mobile: 07901 944 001

or email: grassrootsni@fastmail.fm        Website: www.grassrootsni.org