Scrub control at Middleton Down
Summary: New volunteers welcome
MIDDLETON Down, a Wiltshire Wildlife Trust nature reserve within the Cranborne Chase AONB, will be a hive of activity at times during 2018 as Salisbury Wildlife Group will be undertaking various conservation tasks, including scrub control and ragwort pulling.
The conservation events at Middleton Down will be held at on the following dates:
• Sunday 18 February, 10am-3pm – scrub control
• Thursday 17 June, 10am-3pm – ragwort pulling
• Sunday 21 June, 10am-3pm – ragwort pulling
No previous conservation experience is necessary. Salisbury Wildlife Group provides tea, coffee and biscuits. Meet at 10am in All Saints Church car park in Broad Chalk for all events. Grid reference: SU 040-253; nearest post code SP5 5EJ.
As a result of the work at Middleton Down and other wildlife sites around Salisbury and South Wiltshire, the trust is looking to expand its band of volunteers. If you are interested contact Mike d'Apice; tel: 01980 863529. You can also find the group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/salisburywildlifegroup/