Wildlife Trust - Flit Vale Local Group - Talks and Walks
Posted on June 1, 2011
A reminder below of our next two walks in June.....
Would you like to get more involved with reserve monitoring? In a new project started this year the Wildlife Trust is looking for local volunteers to help with monitoring and management at Cooper's Hill and Flitwick Moor nature reserves.
Both these reserves lie along a geological feature known as the Greensand Ridge yet contain vastly different habitats. Cooper's Hill at Ampthill is a remaining pocket of lowland heath whilst Flitwick Moor is a valley mire next to the river Flit. This project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, will involve increased habitat management at both sites and includes trialling different management options. Surveys of plants, animals and also reserve visitors will be carried out to ensure that the best management practices are being used.
If you would be interested in finding out more about this project and maybe getting involved please contact Gwen Hitchcock via email at [email protected] or telephone on 07872 418281
Wildlife walks in June
- Saturday 4th June, 10.00 am
'Totternhoe Quarry - Guided walk with John Comont'* :: Come and see the developments at the quarry. A 'field' follow-up to Graham Bellamy's March talk. Meet in the National Trust Car Park and Picnic Site at Totternhoe (2 miles west of Dunstable) - directions as follows: Head west out of Dunstable on the A505, across the A5 onto the B489 towards Tring. Turn right at the mini roundabout towards Totternhoe. After 1 mile, turn right in Totternhoe up track to National Trust car park.
*£1 per adult
- Monday 20th June, 7.00 pm
'Flitton Moor wild flower walk with Chris Boon'* :: Now an annual event.- Chris will lead a short walk over the moor identifying the flowers and plants - at last year's walk over one hundred different species were spotted. Meet at the Old Shed on Flitton Moor, at the bottom of Brook Lane Flitton.
*£1 per adult
The walks are open to all, but please reserve your place as space is limited. For additional information, or to reserve your place, please email [email protected] or ring Kathy on 07890 347327 after 6 pm or at weekends.
The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Peterborough Registered charity number: 1000412 www.wildlifebcnp.org Wildlife Trust BCNP Flit Vale Local Group www.flitvale.org.uk
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