Ashwellthorpe Volunteers needed 2009/10

Work in Ashwellthorpe Lower Wood will commence on Sunday 27th September. If you got a chance to visit the wood during April, May or June you would have seen the impressive display of early purple orchids followed by twayblades and the largest number of herb paris plants we’ve ever recorded. These included the “normal” plants with their classic four-fold symmetry of leaves, petals, sepals and stamens and all the variants possible including the five-leaved, six-leaved, seven-leaved and even the rare three-leaved variety with three petals and three sepals. The first job of the season will be to clear the rides, cut back any over-hanging branches and create sunny corridors for butterflies, including White Admiral which was sighted this summer. Then work will begin on the hectare coppice block just north of last season’s coupe.

Ashwellthorpe Lower Wood 27th September – 20th December, then 10th Jan – first signs of spring.

2pm start as usual. Tools provided. Don’t forget your boots and gloves.

Any queries contact Anne Edwards 01603 812309

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