Conservation work on the cards at wildlife havens

August 31 2017

ENVIRONMENTAL groups in Dodington parish will spring into action in autumn to keep important areas well maintained.

ENVIRONMENTAL groups in Dodington parish will spring into action in autumn to keep important areas well maintained.

Lilliput Conservation Group has organised two work mornings in Lilliput Park, the first on Tuesday, September 5, and another on Saturday, September 16. Anyone who wants to join in should meet at 10 am at the Kingfisher Road gate. 

The Wapley Bushes Conservation Group is also looking for help for a work morning on Sunday, September 10, to clear some of the summer's growth in the award winning nature reserve and carry out general maintenance in the woodland. Volunteers should meet at 10am at the Shire Way gate.

Meanwhile, Avon Wildlife Trust members will be working at Kennedy Way pond, on the corner with Link Road in Yate, on Saturday, September 23, to clear vegetation and carry out other work. Helpers can go along to the pond for a 10am start.

Other events planned for the autumn include a free talk on the conservation of British owls by local expert Ian McGuire at 7.30pm on Friday, September 22, at Yate Library. It has been organised by the Wapley Bushes Conservation Group and sponsored by South Gloucestershire Council. 

Mr McGuire has also been enrolled to lead a bicycle safari on Sunday, September 24, to discover local nature on two wheels, setting off at 11am from Riverside car park, Yate.

Cyclists of all ages are welcome to join in but under-12s must be accompanied by an adult. 

Details of all the events can be found online at www.dodingtonpc.org.uk/discover along with information about other activities.