Special volunteering opportunity at the Tamar Trails Centre!

Valley Volunteers

Wildlife Gardening: Preparing and planting up around the Feeder Tree

Saturday 29th March, 10.30am to 4.00pm; Tamar Trails Centre

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACome and help us create an improved habitat area to attract insects and birds to the Feeder Tree at the Tamar Trails Centre.

To help attract more birds we are going to plant insect-friendly perennial and shrub plants to ensure a greater supply of insects, eggs and larvae for the birds to feed on.  We will also be preparing the ground by forking out some of the more invasive plants already present, and planting coloured willow cuttings as a backdrop to the area, provide winter colour and a future supply of willow canes for weaving and wicker projects.

Did you know??? Willow is one of the most insect friendly of our trees, with over 350 associated insect species, possibly more than an oak tree?

When: Saturday 29th March 2014.  Please meet at or after 10.30am, we will continue through the day until 4pm, so come and help out for a few hours or the whole day!

Where: Meet outside the Tamar Trails Centre café.  Drinks and hot lunch will be provided for volunteers!  The Tamar Trails Centre car park (Tree Surfers) is near Gulworthy, just off the Gunnislake to Tavistock road (A390).  Satnav postcode: PL19 8JE.  Car parking permits will be issued for the day for volunteers.

What to bring: Dress for the weather, bring gloves and suitable working footwear.  All tools, equipment, plants and training will be provided.  If you have a favourite fork and/or trowel, or even a native plant you would like to donate, feel free to bring along!

Please let us know if you are interested in coming for all or just part of the day, or if you would like more information

Contact Dave Readman

Tamar Community Trust

mailto:dreadman@tamarvalley.org.uk           07792 483669

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Beach Clean

Title: Beach Clean
Location: Meet at Railway Bridge by allotments, Wearde Road SX418 577
Description: Help give the reserve a thorough clean, plus meet other members of the group
Hot soup provided
Bring rubber gloves. Stout shoes and suitable clothing
Dogs on lead please
Information – 01752 843852 (Mary Langworth, Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve)
Start Time: 14:00
Date: 2014-11-15
End Time: 16:00

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Churchtown Farm AGM

Title: Churchtown Farm AGM
Location: The Guildhall, Saltash
Description: There will be a speaker and refreshments
Information – 01752 843852 (Mary Langworth, Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve)
Start Time: 19:30
Date: 2014-10-27

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Fungi Walk with Jacky Peace

Title: Fungi Walk with Jacky Peace
Location: Meet at the Cecil Arms by St. Stephens Church SX417 583 PL12 4AR
Description: Come and have an enjoyable walk round the reserve identify fungi and other plants.
Bring camera, binoculars, and wear suitable clothing and footwear.
Sorry no dogs
Free for members and £2.00 for non members.
Information – 01752 843852 (Mary Langworth, Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve)
Start Time: 10:30
Date: 2014-10-25
End Time: 13:00

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Wild Food Foraging with Andy Pearson

Title: Wild Food Foraging with Andy Pearson
Location: Meet at the Cecil Arms pub by St. Stephens Church SX417 583 PL12 4AR
Description: Come and have an enjoyable afternoon foraging for wild food,
Andy will then cook some up on the beach for you to taste
And some he has prepared earlier. Bring the kids should be a fun afternoon
Wear suitable clothing and footwear
Free for members £2.00 for non members
Sorry no dogs
Information – 01752 843852 (Mary Langworth, Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve)
Start Time: 13:30
Date: 2014-09-13

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Butterflies with John Randall

Title: Butterflies with John Randall
Location: Meet at The Cecil Arms by St. Stephens Church SX417 583 PL12 4AR
Description: Identifying butterflies and moths on the reserve
Bring binoculars, camera and wear suitable clothing and footwear
Sorry no dogs
Free for Members £2.00 for non members
Information – 01752 843852 (Mary Langworth, Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve)
Start Time: 14:00
Date: 2014-08-16
End Time: 16:30

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Churchtown Farm Open/Discovery Day

Title: Churchtown Farm Open/Discovery Day
Location: Wearde Road Entrance to Reserve SX421 582 PL12 4AS
Description: Enjoy the many attractions, including crafts stalls, guided walk,
refreshments, and much more
Entry Free. Dogs on a lead please.
Information – 01752 843852 (Mary Langworth, Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve)
Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2014-07-19
End Time: 16:00

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Wild Flowers with Ian Bennallick

Title: Wild Flowers with Ian Bennallick
Location: Meet at 10.30 at the Wearde Road entrance SX 421 582 PL12 4AS
Description: Identify the wide favourites of wildflowers on the reserve
Bring camera, binoculars and wear suitable clothing and footwear
Sorry no dogs
Free for members £2.00 for non members
Information – 01752 843852 (Mary Langworth, Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve)
Start Time: 10:30
Date: 2014-06-28
End Time: 12:30

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Dawn Chorus with Gary Lewis

Title: Dawn Chorus with Gary Lewis
Location: Meet at 5.00am at the Cecil Arms by St. Stephens Church SX417 583 PL12 4AR
Description: Identify the birds singing the amazing and beautiful dawn chorus, followed by bacon butties and a hot drink at the pub.
Bring binoculars, camera and wear suitable clothing and footwear
Sorry no dogs
Free for members, £2.00 for non members
Booking essential by 10th May – 01752 843852 (Mary Langworth, Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve)
Start Time: 05:00
Date: 2014-05-17

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Spring Birds with Peter Kent

Title: Spring Birds with Peter Kent
Location: Meet: Cecil Arms by St. Stephens Church SX417 583 PL12 4AR
Description: Discover the different species of spring birds on the reserve
Bring binoculars, camera, and wear suitable clothing and footwear
Free for members £2.00 for non members.
Sorry no dogs
Information: 01752 843852 (Mary Langworth, Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve)
Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2014-04-26
End Time: 12:00

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