Re-wilding Suffolk

There will be a chance to learn more about Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s approach to managing their reserves when Michael Strand gives a talk entitled “Creating Wildness – a new approach to conservation management on Trust Nature Reserves” at Woodbridge Community Hall  on Thursday 19 December, at 7.30 pm.

“This promises to be a fascinating evening” said Phil Smith, Chair of Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s Woodbridge Wildlife Group, who have organised this talk.  “Admission is £3 for adults, with children under 16 free.  Light refreshments will be served during the evening , there will also be a raffle and for those looking for last minute Christmas presents, we’ll have a range of Suffolk Wildlife Trust goods for sale”

There is no need to book for this talk but for further information please phone 01473 625630 or e mail swtwoodbridge@outlook.com

Winter Tree ID – Sunday 8th December

An opportunity to spend the day in the beautiful surroundings of Foxburrow Farm nature reserve. Explore the facts and folklore about trees and shrubs and learn how to identify them in winter, with vegetation ecologist and surveyor Jonny Stone. Suitable for beginners.

Sunday 8th December
10am-4pm
Foxburrow Farm, Saddlemakers Lane, Melton, IP12 1NA

Booking essential. Telephone 01473 890 089 or book online at www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org

Course cost: £30

The Suffolk Fly-Tipping Group is working together to combat fly-tipping

Find out how to report fly-tipping and prevent your rubbish being fly-tipped by others at https://www.suffolkrecycling.org.uk/fly-tipping

Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of rubbish. It is punishable by a maximum sentence of 5 years imprisonment and the possibility of an unlimited fine on conviction.

Fly-tipping:

can seriously pollute watercourses and contaminate land.
can endanger human health, wildlife and livestock.
is unsightly, spoiling our communities and the quality of life for local residents.
is seen as a major problem by over three quarters of landowners and affects 67% of farmers.
undermines legitimate businesses who are undercut by illegal operators.
encourages others to dump more waste.
Collection of fly-tipped rubbish on the ground outside

Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s Annual Quiz

Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s Woodbridge Wildlife Group hold their annual quiz evening with wine and nibbles at  Woodbridge Community Hall on Thursday 21 November 2019, with doors opening at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

Phil Smith, Chairman of the group said “The quiz is very interactive, with teams of 4 to 6 people joining together to answer a wide range of questions on wildlife and general knowledge. ”

Entry is £5 per person, which includes a glass of wine or juice and savoury nibbles.

In order to help us cater for this event, we’d appreciate it if teams could book a table in advance by calling or 01473 625630 or e mailing swtwoodbridge@outlook.com

Conservation Volunteering

Care for the Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Our volunteers are a valued resource, enabling us to carry out important work for the landscape and environment we would otherwise be unable to achieve.Suffolk Coast and Heaths logo

We have Conservation days working outdoors in the beautiful Suffolk coast and heaths from Oct to April and we would love to hear from you.

Most tasks start at 9.30 am and finish at 3.00 pm but if times are different you will be notified. You work for as long as you wish and at your own pace.

Thurs 17th Oct – Improve a Geological Site – Rockall Wood SSSI Sutton GR: TM 302439
Pliocene Forest – clear weeds, mulch, water. In the pits – clear weeds, spread spoil, reveal geology

Sat 19th Oct – Variety of Tasks Recreation Ground, Martlesham GR: TM 253473
Raking sedge bed cuttings, ‘TLC’ for young trees, trimming, litter clearance at this community site

Tues 12th Nov – Variety of Tasks National Trust – Orford Ness GR: TM 433481
Gorse cutting, bramble cutting and raking of grass/reeds. TBC

Thurs 28th Nov – Scrub Clearance – Tunstall Common GR: TM 381565
Clearing trees from this classic Sandlings heath and stacking and/or burning

Tues 10th Dec – Variety of Tasks – Church Field, Waldringfield GR: TM 277445
Gorse cutting and raking off long grass/scything – removing bramble/trees from best areas for wildflowers. Possibly some hedge planting

Tues 11th Feb – Coppicing – Orwell Country Park GR: TM 187408
Coppicing trees and shrubs and building ‘dead hedges’

Tues 25th Feb – Scrub Clearance – Tunstall Common GR: TM 381565
Clearing trees from this classic Sandlings heath and stacking and/or burning

Tues 10th March – Improve a Geological Site – TBC GR: TBC

To sign up email neil.lister@suffolk.gov.uk or phone him on 01394 445225

www.suffolkcoastandheaths.org