Thank you to all of those who came to Stoney Orchard to plant hedgerow whips to help wildlife and slow the flow of groundwater to help reduce flash flooding further down the valley.

The December planting at Farway Common had to be postponed but we are up and running again so we need volunteers to plant hedgerow whips.  Fresh air, gentle exercise and helping nature, what more could you want for a brisk Saturday?

Saturday February 3rd 10:00 Farway Common Airfield
If you want some healthy outdoor exercise and a satisfying feeling that you are helping our wildlife, please meet at Farway Common Airfield at the top of Hatway Hill, Sidbury, EX10 0QW.  Best approached from Seaton Road along from the Hare and Hounds.  Grid Reference SY 16430 93771, What3Words paddle.lizards.rebounded. 
We start planting at 10:00.  We have 1,500 whips donated by the Airfield, Woodland Trust and East Devon AONB (now rebranded as National Landscape) to create a wildlife hedge alongside the airfield’s species rich grassland. 
It will be great if you can stay all day, but we will be delighted see you for an hour or so if that is all you can manage.  The grass is long and wet and it can be windy up there so appropriate footwear and coat is needed as well as a spade.  James at the airfield has promised light refreshments and, very important to some of us, there is a toilet available .

 

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