The Freshwater Habitats Trust is teaming up with the Yorkshire Branch of Butterfly Conservation in the new year to carry out some scrub clearance work in the World’s End area of Strensall Common, see attached poster for info! Additional volunteers will be made very welcome…a nice bit of fresh air and exercise following the festive season. Tools and instruction provided – just bring a lunch if you are there for the day, 10am-3pm.
“We’ll be working around ponds 19 & 20 at World’s End”, says Anne Heathcote, Project Officer for Freshwater Habitats Trust, “so it’s a bit of a walk from Strensall, but we are looking at gaining access from the A64 if that is easier.” If you can make it to any of the sessions just drop her a line at firstname.lastname@example.org Further access details will be emailed in due course, so you could register your interest now. This is part of a Flagship Ponds project – see details on this pond work parties flyer:
January: Sat 7th and Fri 20th;
February: Sat 11th and Fri 24th;
March: Sat 11th and Fri 24th.
The Worlds End project is a joint conservation project that brings together Butterfly Conservation, Natural England, Yorkshire Dragonfly Group, Freshwater Habitats Trust the local Fungi group and students from York University. The groups aims are to try and take back control of the Worlds End site which at the moment is going to disappear due to lack of scrub control. Many Dragonfly species can be seen at Worlds End along with many more species of Flora and Fauna. It is hoped more groups will join the project and especially they hope to encourage the younger generation to get involved. A dedicated Facebook group has been set up for the interested parties, including volunteers to stay in touch.