First Step (Green) Volunteering: Scrub Management
15 March 2023
ABOUT THIS SESSION
Learn about the value of scrub to wildlife. Learn why and how scrub is managed, and have a go at practical tasks yourself!
Scrub is a natural part of other habitats, such as grassland and woodland, and an important component of the landscape.
Whyteleafe Recreation Ground is part of the Sanderstead to Whyteleafe Countryside Area (SWCA) and consists of 20 acres of grassland, home to native wildflowers and orchids like the Common Spotted, Pyramidal and Man Orchid.
Led by Sarah Clifford, SWCA Countryside Project Officer with the Downlands Partnership team, this two-hour volunteering taster session will introduce you to scrub management techniques that support a range of wildlife.
As you acquire new practical skills, you will also learn how well-managed scrub provides nectar, seeds, fruits, shelter and nest sites for invertebrates, birds and mammals. It also offers suitable habitat for many flowering plants.
Please prepare for all weathers and wear sturdy footwear. All tools and safety equipment will be provided.
You’ll receive full instructions and supervision, and a really warm welcome!
There is parking on site and toilets nearby.
HOW TO JOIN
You can book your place via eventbrite on the following link: First Step (Green) Volunteering: scrub management Tickets, Wed 15 Mar 2023 at 10:00 | Eventbrite
For more information about this volunteer taster session, contact Jo on firstname.lastname@example.org