Hour or Two

8th November – Hedge restoration

Hucclecote Meadows are a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). They are a species rich ancient pasture, with a variety of grasses and meadow flowers. During the Summer the meadows support a wide diversity of butterflies and throughout the year it provides shelter and nesting sites for birds and small mammals, and roosting sites for bats. The pond also supports a rich range of aquatic life.

 

Hucclecote Meadows are owned and managed by Gloucester City Council as a community nature reserve, with help from the Friends of Hucclecote Meadows Working Group.

What's involved?

On Friday 8th November, 10am – 12pm Gloucester City Council Countryside rangers with help from the Friends of Hucclecote Meadows and other volunteers will be busy starting the laying in of the front Lobleys Drive hedge in Hucclecote Meadows. They will then be working their way around the rest of the hedgerow, removing brambles, weaving in new trees and trimming back anything growing askew. Everyone will meet by the hedge at 10am.

 

If you would like more information about this volunteering opportunity please either email the countryside rangers at  Felicity.Davies@gloucester.gov.uk  or contact the Friends of Hucclecote Meadows via their facebook page @FriendsofHucclecoteMeadows

Why get involved?

By helping us lay hedgerow, you will be working to enhance the habitats for wildlife at Hucclecote Meadows. The hedgerow acts as a protective corridor for wildlife in the meadows and also provides nesting sites and food sources for birds and small mammals.

This is also a great chance to get some fresh air and gentle exercise, in a sociable and friendly environment and know that you are making a real positive difference for local wildlife and the people that enjoy visiting the meadows. Being outdoors and having contact with wildlife is a great positive mood booster, so you’ll be doing yourself as much of a favour as the local wildlife.

How to get involved?

  1. Sign into your account or sign up to Volunteer Makers.
  2. Accept the challenge
  3. Await a response from the Countryside rangers with more information 

Ideal Skills

  • Conservation
  • Gardening
  • Maintenance and Repair

Ideal Interests

  • Community Work
  • Conservation

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