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EVENTS DIARY 2017

JULY

        1st July (Saturday) - The Haycop, Broseley, nr Telford

From 2pm till late, depending on the weather.

10th anniversary celebrations: Hog roast, local ales, live music, local crafts, owls, children’s activities etc.

The Haycop is off Dark Lane, Broseley down a track between two detached houses.

Contact Adrian Miles

       2nd July (Sunday) - Prees Heath Common Reserve guided walk

2pm. Silver-studded Blue guided walk.

Meet on the access track opposite the Steel Heath turning off the A49.

The former RAF control tower will be open from 10am to 4pm on the day.

Contact Stephen Lewis

        8th July (Saturday) - Wood White Heritage Event, Croft Wood/Ambrey

11am-3pm.

Meet in the Croft Castle NT car park.

Leader: David Lovelace

For more information or to book a place on these heritage events,
please contact Julia Walling or Tel: 01584 874636

       9th July (Sunday) - Grafton Wood butterfly walk

2pm. Guided butterfly walk.

Meet at the Three Parishes Hall Grafton Flyford WR7 4PG.

Tea and cake will be available back at the hall.

Target species: White Admiral and Silver-washed Fritillary.

Contact: John Tilt

       14th July - 6th August - Big Butterfly Count

Get butterfly counting anywhere for 15 minutes and get your family and friends to join in the world’s biggest butterfly count.

Visit www.bigbutterflycount.org for more information

       17th July (Monday) - Malvern Hills guided walk

11am. Grayling guided walk.

Meet at North Hill car park GR SO7711746931 (Post code WR14 4LT).

Great care is necessary as the walk is on very steep slopes and exposed crags between 250 and 350m.

Bramble and gorse may cover parts of the route.

Wear suitable clothing, sun hat and good walking shoes or boots.

No dogs or children please.

Bring sufficient water and a lunch if you intend to stay beyond 1.00pm.

Booking is essential.

Contact: Mel Mason,

        20th July (Thursday) - Monkwood Work Party

Joint events with Worcs Wildlife Trust to remove Mellilot, a highly invasive plant.

Meet in Monkwood car park at 10am.

For further information please contact Dominique Cragg

       22nd July (Saturday) - Haugh Wood guided walk

2pm. A guided walk following the green trail lasting approximately 2 hrs.

Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

No dogs please.

Meet at the Forestry Commission car park off the minor road from Mordiford to Woolhope GR SO593365.

Contact Bob Hall

        22nd July (Saturday) - Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Butterfly ID training

11am - 3.30pm.

Butterfly ID training and butterfly survey of the Onny meadows and butterfly themed family activities.

Contact Rhona Goddard.

       22nd July (Saturday) - Baggeridge Country Park

11am. White-letter Hairstreak foray.

Meet in the main car park (charge of circa £3.00) off the A463 in Wodehouse Lane near Wombourne, next to the Ranger’s office GR SO895928.

Contact David Jackson

        22nd July (Saturday) - Trench Wood field trip

11am. Field trip with Worcester Branch of Worcs Wildlife Trust

A Big Butterfly Count event.

Contact: Mike Williams

        23rd July (Sunday) - Monkwood, Moth breakfast and Butterfly guided walk

A Big Butterfly Count event.

(11am). Meet in the car park on minor road near Grimley off A443 at GR SO804806.

Croissants & fruit will be supplied but please bring you own hot drinks.

Charge to cover both events: Adults £3.00 Children £1.50 (joint events with Worcs Wildlife Trust).

Contact: Peter Seal

       23rd July (Sunday) - Wardlow Quarry guided walk

10.30am. Guided walk.

Meet off the A52 at Rue Hill, Cauldron Lowe, Staffordshire, ST10 3HA. GR SK0851547779.

Target species: Dark Green Fritillary, Wall & Six-belted Clearwing.

Contact John Bryan to book a place.

        25th July (Tuesday) - Wood White Heritage Event, Wigmore Rolls

Wood White walk/survey.

11am-3pm.

Meet at Wigmore Rolls site entrance (SO394686).

Leader: Julia Walling

For more information or to book a place on these heritage events,
please contact Julia Walling or Tel: 01584 874636