Butterfly Conservation
saving butterflies, moths and our environment
Butterfly Conservation - saving butterflies, moths and our environment

We need your help

If you would like to volunteer or have a skill which you think might be usefull to Butterfly Conservation Sussex branch please contact volunteer@sussex-butterflies.org.uk

Conservation work parties

Working parties are a great way to get involved in conservation work. Many of the habitats of some of our rarest butterflies were created by farming practices which have long since vanished.

These habitats are now managed by a small army of volunteers who care deeply about their environment. Without their tireless activity the Sussex countryside would be greatly impoverished.

You too can join in, make a difference and meet like minded people with a passion for nature.

FEBRUARY

Saturday February 25th 9.45am to 15.30

Graffham Down Habitat management

Details will be added nearer the date.

If you wish to atted please contact Jim Kirk (jimkirke@hotmail.com) so they get a feel for numbers (and therefore transport of the hill).

Sunday February26th 11:00am to 3:00pm

Roedale Valley Allotments - plot vegetation clearance

As part of the Roedale Valley Allotments initiative in Brighton a new full plot will be used as a community space for plot holders of the site to grow caterpillar foodplants and nectar sources for butterflies and other wildlife. Work will involve digging up and clearing off vegetation to expose bare soil.

Join in for the whole session or for as long as you want. The aim is to clear as much of the plot as possible, please note the plot is on a fairly steep incline, please wear suitable footwear.

Please bring gardening gloves.

Meet at Roedale Valley Allotments tea room - (TQ31520724). The top of Golf Drive in Hollingdean BN1 7HZ. Parking available for free and free tea and coffee in the break.

Sunday February26th 10:30am to 1pm

Bevendean Down Habitat management

To carry on clearing young hawthorn growth using the Tree Popper tools. These are very easy to use and it is satisfying to know that you have pulled the whole plant up by the roots. Please ring Geoff Stevens on 07422543872 if you want further information.

Find out more about conservation working parties at Bevendean Down and the Friends of Bevendean Down here.

MARCH

Wednesday March 1st 9.00 am and continues until around lunchtime

Heyshott escarpment scrub clearance

Find out more about conservation working parties at Heyshott here.

Thursday March 2nd 9.30 am and continues until 3:30pm

Oaken Wood habitat managment

Find out more about conservation working parties at Oaken Wood here.

Wednesday March 8th 9.00 am and continues until around lunchtime

Heyshott escarpment scrub clearance

Find out more about conservation working parties at Heyshott here.

Sunday March 12th 8.30 am and continues until around lunchtime

Rowland Wood and Park Corner Heath habitat improvement

Find out more about conservation working parties at Rowland Wood and Park Corner Heath here.

Wednesday March 15th 9.00 am and continues until around lunchtime

Heyshott escarpment scrub clearance

Find out more about conservation working parties at Heyshott here.

Saturday March 18th 9.45am to 15.30

Graffham Down Habitat management

Details will be added nearer the date.

If you wish to atted please contact Jim Kirk (jimkirke@hotmail.com) so they get a feel for numbers (and therefore transport of the hill).

Wednesday March 22nd 9.00 am and continues until around lunchtime

Heyshott escarpment scrub clearance

Find out more about conservation working parties at Heyshott here.

Wednesday March 29th 9.00 am and continues until around lunchtime

Heyshott escarpment scrub clearance

Find out more about conservation working parties at Heyshott here.

APRIL

Saturday April 1st 9.45am to 15.30

Graffham Down Habitat management

Details will be added nearer the date.

If you wish to atted please contact Jim Kirk (jimkirke@hotmail.com) so they get a feel for numbers (and therefore transport of the hill).

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