We always meet at The Bevy on the last Tuesday of the Month this time it will be The AGM. Every one welcome to join us at all our meetings.
This month we are having our main workday on the 26th Feb.
Meet at 10.30am opposite Bevendean School between 115A and 117 Heath Hill Avenue Brighton. We will be working with Emma our Countryside Ranger clearing
small scrub from part of Cardboard Hill using ‘tree poppers’ that pull up the hawthorn and privet by the roots, much better than cutting them down as then they
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Meet opposite Bevendean School between 115A and 117 Heath Hill Avenue Brighton at 10,30am.
We will be clearing invasive scrub from the south facing chalk grassland known as Cardboard Hill.
We will be working with Emma our ranger and using Tree Poppers, a tool that pulls small shrubs out by the roots.
Everyone who tries it seems to find it a very satisfying job. We usually pack up by about 1pm.
Meet at 10.30am on the green at the far end of Knepp Close, Bevendean. Brighton
We will be having our annual December bonfire cooking baked potatoes and sausages etc.
This little site would be completely scrubbed over now if we had not kept it clear over the last
20 years. There is always regrowth to clear and that is what we will be doing on this Sunday.
The site is very sheltered and over the years we have seldom had to cancel the event through bad weather.
Meet at the usual place at 10.30am opposite Bevendean School between 115A and 117 Heath Hill Avenue Brighton.We will be working clearing scrub from the steep south facing slope known as Cardboard Hill. Up until a few years ago there were good numbers of Chalkhill Blues and Adonis butterflies. By 2015 the transect that has been running since 1998 showed we had lost them all. The reason is clear to see with scrub and coarse grasses smothering the food plant, horseshoe vetch. Hopefully the council will get it fenced and grazed with sheep soon, but in the mean time we will try and control the encroaching scrub.
Emma our countryside ranger will be joining us this Sunday and will bring hand tools including their new ‘Tree Poppers’ for pulling scrub out by the roots. I will bring our hand tools including an ‘Extractorgator’ similar to the Tree Popper.
The pictures show how the site has deteriorated since 2003, also the ‘Extracorgator’ in use.
The third Sunday of each month,18th September, !6th October and 20th November
Meet opposite Bevendean School between 115a and 117 Heath Hill Avenue at 10.30 am. We will be doing scrub clearing so wear tough clothing and good gloves. Tools will be provided.