Date(s) - 28/10/2019
8:15 am - 5:00 pm
Join Ranger Steph who is doing Scrub land Management at Bicester MOD. This scrub land is important to Nightingales, species of warblers and for the rare Black and Brown Hairstreak Butterflies.
Scrub bashes as we sometimes call them are important to ensure that these rare chalk grasslands are not lost to secondary woodland. We achieve this by cutting down scrub and cutting and raking the grass. We also have a bonfire and burn the cuttings. This keeps the sward open. removes thatch (dead grass). Thus prevents the soil becoming enriched as the grass rots down. Therefore allowing the delicate wildflowers such as horseshoe vetch or eyebright to germinate.Chalk grassland species such as orchids only do well when the soil is poor.
So if you love beautiful wildflower areas filled with butterflies, bees and the birds then a day of scrub bashing is just the ticket.
Please call Steph 07734389301 (NO LATER THAN 24TH OCTOBER) to register you are joining us. You will need ID (as this is a secure MOD site) OVER 16’S ONLY
Meeting at The rangers depot for 8.15am to catch the mini bus and returning back to the depot 5pm. Chiltern Rangers Depot, 60 Fennels Road, High Wycombe HP11 1SL. Wear suitable clothing and bring a packed lunch. All tools, gloves, hot & cold drinks and biscuits will be supplied.
Bookings are closed for this event.