Hour or Two

9th August - Seed collection

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 9th August, 10am – 12 noon Gloucester City Council Countryside rangers with help from the Friends of Hucclecote Meadows and other volunteers will be busy wild seed collecting in the front field and they are keen to get as many helpers as possible. The seeds will be sown at Horsbere Brook FAS to boost their grassland restoration project.

 

Everyone will meet at the main gate on Lobleys Drive, Abbeymead, Gloucester, GL4 5NY, at 10am or you can meet them in the meadows.

Why get involved?

The collection of seeds will provide a real boost to the Horsbere Brook FSA grassland project, enabling them to re-seed areas with truly local grasses and plants without having to buy them.

 

However, the benefits to joining us for this volunteering are not just for the wildlife. It’s a great chance for you to get some fresh air and gentle exercise, in a sociable and friendly environment. 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.

 

And as it is the school holidays feel free to bring the whole family along for some quality outdoor conservation time. We find children are particularly good at seed collecting and it’s a great way to foster a love of nature and wildlife and let them do some hands on conservation work.

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

Ideal Interests

  • Community Work
  • Conservation

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