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October 2017

Tuesday Task Team: Callow Hill

Tuesday October 24 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Callow Hill

Join us for conservation tasks on Callow Hill hillfort.  No experience is necessary, training and tools provided. This is one of the sites from our Helping Hillforts Project, which has improved access, interpretation and conservation at a number of key local hillforts and earthwork castles. For more information and to book onto this task, please contact the office on 01938 561741 or email info@stiperstonesandcorndon.co.uk.

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Camlad Valley Community Wildlife Group meeting, Hyssington Village Hall

Wednesday October 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hyssington Village Hall Hyssington,SY15 6ATUnited Kingdom + Google Map

You're welcome to join us for an evening of presentations to share the results of this years’ wildlife survey work. Our guest speaker is Tammy Stretton, from Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust, who will be talking about the creation of new wildlife sites. As the Scheme enters the last six months, this evening is also an opportunity to discuss legacy of the Community Wildlife Group and its future. Entrance is free, there is no need to book and everyone is welcome, so please…

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Fungi Identification, The Bog

Sunday October 29 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Bog Car Park SY5 0NG + Google Map

A morning identifying fungi in the area around the Bog, followed by an afternoon looking at waxcaps in the grasslands. Morning session 10:30am- 1pm, Afternoon session 1:30pm- 3:30pm. For both sessions, park at the Bog Centre www.bogcentre.co.uk. Grid Ref: SO 358 978 Please bring good footwear, waterproofs and lunch if needed. For further info contact Rob Rowe 01588 630 648 or rob@robrowe.co.uk or Cassy Clayton cassy.clayton@naturalengland.org.uk or 01743 792 294

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Tuesday Task Team: The Bog

Tuesday October 31 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
The Bog Visitor Centre, The Bog
Stiperstones ,ShropshireSY5 0NGUnited Kingdom
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Join us for conservation tasks to manage the heather habitat (this Halloween) at the Bog.  No experience is necessary, training and tools provided.  This is one of six sites that have been transformed by the Rescuing Rocks Project. For more information and to book onto this task day please contact the office on 01938 561741 or email info@stiperstonesandcorndon.co.uk.

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November 2017

Tuesday Task Team: Monastery Fields

Tuesday November 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The task at Monastery Fields will be led by Reserves Officer, Clive Dean, from Shropshire Wildlife Trust.  This will involve blocking ditches to conserve this regionally important ‘wet flush’ habitat. *Please note* Monastery Fields is not easy to access as it is along a long rough track. The meeting point will therefore be at the entrance to Hollies Farm on the road from Habberley to Bridges, at the slightly earlier time of 10am, grid ref SO 382987. From this point  we will…

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Wildlife on your Doorstep, Pontesbury Public Hall

Wednesday November 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pontesbury Public Hall

Resting Hill Nest Box Scheme Celebrating the special wildlife of the Pontesbury, Misterley, Stiperstones and Hope Valley.  Join wildlife experts for a series of presentations on birds, plants, moths and mammals.  Find out about getting involved in hands-on work to survey and protect local wildlife. Free entry, all welocme. For more information call 01938 561741 or email info@stiperstonesandcorndon.co.uk

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Tuesday Task Team: Snailbeach

Tuesday November 14 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Snailbeach Heritage Area

Join us for habitat restoration tasks at Snailbeach.  We'll be removing trees and scrub as part of the Rescuing Rocks Project to conservation rare and valuable habitats.  No experience necessary, and training and tools provided.  For more information and to book ono this task day please contact the office on 01938 561741 or email info@stiperstonesandcorndon.co.uk.

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Basket Making Course

Saturday November 18 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Gleanings, Gravels Bank
Minsterley,SY5 0HGUnited Kingdom
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£45

Spend the day around the wood burning stove on this Basket Making course with craftsman John Hart. Learn how to weave a traditional basket and take in the fantastic views across to the Stiperstones. All the Basket Making tools & materials you need will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own secateurs if you have a favorite pair. We will provide tea and coffee but please bring your own pack lunch. Please leave dogs at home. Cost…

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Hedge Laying for Beginners

Saturday November 18 @ 9:30 am - Sunday November 19 @ 4:00 pm
Upper Gravenor Norbury,SY9 5EGUnited Kingdom + Google Map
£65

A two day practical hedge laying course for beginners with tutor Allan Housman. Learn the traditional craft of laying a hedge using hand tools in the Midlands style. 9:30am – 4:00pm Booking Essential. To book your place and for more details please contact us on 01938 561741 or email info@stiperstonesandcorndon.co.uk.   Bring Waterproofs, Work wear, Sturdy boots (steel toe caps advisable) & Gloves. Lunch: Please bring a packed lunch and a flask of hot drink. Dogs - Please leave dogs…

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Tuesday Task Team: Tankerville Mine

Tuesday November 21 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Join us for practicle conservation tasks at Tankerville Mine.  We'll be hedgelaying, clearing and improving access to the site.  No experience necessary, training and tools provided.  For more information and to book onto this task day please contact the office on 01938 561741 or email info@stiperstonesandcorndon.co.uk.

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