Lesnes Abbey Conservation Volunteers group announces spring programme of woodland activities

The volunteer group that does conservation management work in Lesnes Abbey Woods has published its latest schedule of events which run up to the end of May. Events are free and take place from 12 – 3.30pm. No particular skills or great levels of fitness are needed and there are some wildlife walks as well as work sessions. Meet at the metal picnic table nearest the closed service yard at the west end of the old visitor centre site. For more information please contact Tristan Boulton. Telephone: 07450 552 825 Email: lacv@hotmail.co.uk. Web: http://www.lacv.btck.co.uk/

Sunday February 7 – Management of the calamint area.

Sunday February 21 – Control of rhododendrons and cherry laurels near the Conduit Pond.

Sunday March 6 – Woodland walk revisiting sites of previous tasks and removing regrowth from previously cut stumps.

Sunday March 20 – Daffodil and amphibian survey.

Sunday April 3 – Wildflower walk. Bring your cameras!

Sunday April 17 – Bluebell survey.

Sunday May 1 – Woodland walk exploring lesser known areas with a discussion of possible future tasks.

Sunday May 15 – Heathland management controlling the bracken that threatens to encroach.

Sunday May 29 – Meadow task to control the more vigorous species that can crowd out the wildflowers.

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