Volunteers needed for work day at woodland nature reserve

August 30 2016

FRIENDS of Ridge Wood are urging volunteers to help them carry out practical work at the nature reserve between Yate and Chipping Sodbury.

FRIENDS of Ridge Wood are urging volunteers to help them carry out practical work at the nature reserve between Yate and Chipping Sodbury.

The conservation group will be at the tree-covered piece of land for two hours on Sunday, September 4, and hopes anyone with some spare time to get involved will turn up.

A range of activities suitable for all abilities will be undertaken, with gloves and tools provided, and people who want to be involved should meet at the Melrose Close entrance at 10am.

The tree-covered wedge of land that marks the boundary between the two towns is cared for by the Friends, who carry out conservation work and organise community activities, working with South Gloucestershire Council and site owners, Hanson Aggregates.

Forthcoming events include a free bat walk on Wednesday, September 21, at 7pm, which forms part of the annual Discover festival.

It will be led by a member of the Avon Bat Group, who will explain how to identify bat species that can be found in the reserve.

Places must be booked through the website www.ridge-wood.org.uk where details of other events can also be found.