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WORK PARTIES, Spring 2018

Saturday 13 January, 2-4 pm: an afternoon of routine maintenance work, with tasks for all abilities. Wear old clothes and tough footwear. Tools are provided.

Saturday 10 March, Sunday 11 March: a weekend of work led by Oxford Conservation Volunteers and the Outdoor Lads. 10 am to 4 pm on both days. Planting trees, coppicing hazels, netting duckweed, raking mown grass, and creating a ferny hollow beside the stream. Extra volunteers very welcome, for all or part of the time.

AUTUMN WORK PARTIES, 2017

SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER, 10 am to 4 pm (with Oxford Conservation Volunteers) ……

SUNDAY 8 OCTOBER, 2 pm to 4 pm ……

SATURDAY 28 OCTOBER, 10 am to 4 pm (with Oxford Conservation Volunteers) ……

SUNDAY 12 NOVEMBER, 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm ……

SATURDAY 18 NOVEMBER, 10 am to 4 pm (with Oxford Conservation Volunteers) ……

SUNDAY 10 DECEMBER, 2 to 4 pm ……

Come for as long as you like. Learn new skills, make new friends. Tasks for all abilities (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult). Tools and hot drinks are provided. Please wear boots and old clothes. We take a break at 1 pm on Saturdays, so bring a packed lunch. Rain will not deter us!

 

 

Trap Grounds Springwatch, Sunday 21 May 2017

An afternoon of activities for all ages: a wildlife quest, pond dipping, guided walks, skeleton identification, creative writing, bush-craft games, and photography. 2 pm to 4 pm. Children should wear old clothes and be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Annual General Meeting, Tuesday 7 March 2017

St Margaret’s Institute, Polstead Road,7.30 pm. Join us for a glass of wine and illustrated talks about Trap Grounds wildlife and conservation work, and the history and management of the Aston’s Eyot reserve in East Oxford.

Work Party, Sunday 5 March 2017

Oxford Conservation Volunteers will be here from 10 am to 4 pm, helping us to scythe the meadows and landscape a woodland hollow. Extra volunteers very welcome. Tools provided. Wear boots and bring sandwiches for lunch break at 1 pm.

Work Parties in Spring 2017

We need help with conservation work on Wednesday 18 January (postponed from previous week), any time from 11 am to 3 pm … and on Sunday 29 January and Sunday 5 March any time from 10 am to 4 pm. Tools are provided (but please bring a wheelbarrow if you can). Wear boots and thick gloves, and bring sandwiches for lunch if likely to be on site around 1 pm. There will be tasks for all abilities; children aged 12+ are very welcome, if accompanied by an adult. Details from the Secretary (tel. 07879 488785).

Next Work Parties

SATURDAY 19 NOVEMBER, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm: preparing the ground for planting 50 trees on SUNDAY 4 DECEMBER, 10 am to 4 pm. Come for as long as you like. Rain will not deter us! Tools and hot drinks are provided. Please wear boots, and on 4 December bring sandwiches if likely to be on site at lunch time (around 1 pm).

Work Parties in October & December

On Sunday 9 October, please come any time between 10 am and 4 pm to help us scythe reeds, clear rubbish from of the woodland, and uproot invasive brambles in the meadows. On Sunday 4 December (same times), we will be planting 40 trees and upgrading a muddy path. On both days, tools and hot drinks will be provided. Wear boots, and bring sandwiches if likely to be on site around 1 pm.

Future Work Parties

There will be tasks for all abilities at a series of work parties on the Trap Grounds during the summer months. Tools will be provided. Please wear tough footwear, and bring bottles of water and sun cream if the weather is hot (IF!). Bring sandwiches if planning to stay all day.

Tuesday 21 June, 8.30 am to noon

Friday 8 July, 8.30 am to noon

Saturday 30 July, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm

Saturday 13 August, 10 am to 4 pm

Saturday 17 September, 10 am to 4 pm