PARC - PracticaI Action on Reserves in Cornwall
Several tasks on this programme are at our new Cabilla and Redrice Woods Nature Reserve. They will be led by Steve Chudleigh, the Trust's ranger at the woods, so do come along to find out more about this beautiful woodland site.
For all of the tasks hsted, full details of why, what and how are given by the task leader on the day, plus full tuition on the use of tools and a tour of the site. No experience is needed, just a bit of enthusiasm. Please do not hesitate to contact me at the Trust if you would like further details or to be put on our mailing list for the PARC leaflet.
Victoria Scott, Conservation Officer
SUNDAYS 12th & 26th OCTOBER LOGGAN'S MOOR
Loggan's Moor is an important site as it supports a wide range of wildlife habitats, including species-rich wet grassland and marsh, sand-dune communities and a reedbed. We shall be cutting section's of the reedbed to enhance its nature conservation interest.
Meet at the reserve entrance, just off the B3301, east of Hayle (Grid Ref: SW 575 390). Lifts from Five Acres at 9.45am or Truro railway station at l0.00am are available.
SUNDAYS 16th and 23rd NOVEMBER NANSMELLYN MARSH
It's reed cutting time again. This was the most popular task of last year and is sure to be great fun (and very muddy) again. Reed cutting is a traditional activity carried out to maintain the reedbed habitat. which is particularly valuable for breeding birds.
Meet at the reserve entrance in Perranporth (Grid Ref: SW 762 543). Lifts from Five Acres at 10.00am or Truro railway station at 10.1 5am are available.
SUNDAYS 7th DECEMBER & 18th JANUARY RED MOOR
It's festive time again, so come along and burn off those seasonal excesses with some energetic heathland management. We will be clearing tall gorse, which is invading the beautiful open heathland areas, and widening the paths along the Wilderness Trail.
Meet at the grass triangle at Tredinnick Pits (Grid Ref: SX 077 623.). Lifts from Five Acres at 9.45am or Truro railway station at 10.00am are available.
CABILLA AND REDRICE WOODS PROJECTS
Cabilla and Redrice Woods comprises 77 hectares (190 acres) of mixed woodland alongside the River Fowey. The woodlands are very varied. with areas of recent hazel coppice, neglected oak coppice. mixed broadleaves and conifers. This winter we are commencing our woodland restoration project, Which has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. There are many interesting tasks in which you can get involved. Refer to the list below for details, or contact our ranger for the woods, Steve Chudleigh, on (0467) 792427.
Sunday 28th September Pond construction to enhance the woods for amphibians.
Sunday 19th October Waymarking. using timber from the woods.
Sunday 9th November Removal of invasive species - rhododendron clearance.
Sunday 30th November Celebrate National Tree Week with bonfires and dead hedging.
Sunday 14th December Festive task - fell your own Christmas tree.
Sunday 25th January Access improvements - bridges and gates.
Meet at the reserve entrance at 10.30am. We are sorry but we cannot provide lifts from Five Acres or Truro railway station for the Cabilla and Redrice Woods tasks. The reserve is located 3 miles east of Bodmin, on the A38. From the A30, travelling east, take the turning left towards Cardinham (next to White Lodge). Cross the bridge over the Fowey. and access is via a track on the right. past the sawmill (SX 129652).
HOW TO VOLUNTEER
Just turn up on site at 10.30am (consult the maps). A lift from Five Acres or Truro railway station can be provided for most of the tasks. Please come prepared for the weather - wellies (for safety, those with steel toe-caps are best) and waterpmofs are usually essential, and some gardening gloves if you have them. Don't forget your packed lunch, hot drinks and biscuits are provided. Further information can be obtained on (01872) 273939.