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 listed, 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
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 15th FEBRUARY & 1st MARCH RED MOOR
Come along to help us conserve the important heathland habitat. We shall be clearing invasive gorse to promote the growth of a wide range of heathland plants. Bring some potatoes for the bonfire.
Meet at the grass triangle at Tredinnick pits (Grid Ref: SX077 623). Lifts from Five Acres at 9.45am or Truro railway station at 10.00am are available.
||SUNDAYS 15th & 29th MARCH VENTONGIMPS MOOR|
The Exmoor ponies have been doing a wonderfull job nibbling the tough grasses at Ventongimps Moor. However, there is much birch and willow scrub invading the heathland areas, so we shall be cutting this to promote this important habitat.
Meet at the reserve entrance in Ventongimps village at 10.00am (Grid Ref: SW 781 514). Kifts from Five Acres at 10.00 or Truro railway station are available.
|SUNDAYS 12th & 16th APRIL DEVICHOYS WOOD
In preparation for those balmy summer evenings, we are preparing bags of barbeque charcoal.Come along to help load up the kiln and watch this fascinating operation in process.
Meet at the reserve entrance in Perranarworthal at 10.30am (Grid Ref SW 775 381). 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 22nd February Bird and dormouse box construction and installation.
Sunday 29th MarchAccess improvements - bridges, steps and gates.
Sunday 19th AprilAccess improvements - bridges, steps and gates.
Sunday 17th MayHabitat management for the pearl-bordered fritillary butterfly
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
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)