Storrington Conservation News: annual work programme

Autumn colour

In November we enjoyed the glorious autumn colours, often in sunshine. Then came the gales and the carpeting of the ground with leaves, which danced in lighter winds. The bare trees revealed their beauty in a different way. And now at the start of the year we look forward to their fresh green in spring. An annual cycle we take for granted. Yet the seasons are vital to our way of life, and to much wild life.

Our annual work programme reflects this. In the autumn and winter our work tends to be woodland management and invasive species clearance, in spring and summer we clear paths and stream banks, including preparation for the duck race. This pattern avoids disturbing nesting birds, for example. We also contribute to the preparation for the ‘In Bloom’ judging.

Our work party on 3rd December continued the clearing of saplings on the bank of the pond in Fryern Dell. The work on 7th January, between 10.00-12.00 will be in the lower Dell, with woodland management and restoration. All part of the five year programme. A break for coffee and chat is included. Necessary tools are provided, suitable clothes and footwear should be worn. Anyone interested in our work, or perhaps joining us, is welcome to come along. You will meet a cheerful group, whatever the weather. For details of the Thursday work party on 19th January at 2.00pm, please refer to our website.

For information about this and all our activities, or becoming a member, please get in touch with Mick Denness on 01903 745971, or look on our website www.storringtonconservation.org.uk.

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