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West Midlands Events 

West Midlands Events 

West Midlands Branch AGM 

Saturday November 18th 2017 Meet at 10.30am at Woolthorpe Village Hall, Martins Close, Woolhope, Hereford HR1 4QS
Directions: From Hereford take B4224 to Mordiford, take the left turn signposted
Woolhope. In approximately 2.5miles Woolhope Parish Hall is on the left by the tennis
courts. From Ledbury, Ross or Fownhope and from the centre of the village of Woolhope
follow signs for the Village Hall up a short hill, and the hall is on the right.
Disabled parking, access and toilet. The hall has ample parking and is adjacent to the tennis court and cricket field. It is within sight of Woolhope Church and The Crown Inn, on the right hand side of the Mordiford road heading for Haugh Wood. Tea and coffee from 10.30am.
Business (Annual Reports and Branch updates) will start at 11.00am. Rolls on sale
at lunchtime.Main Speaker: Simon Spencer on Recent work by BC's European Interest Group on Europe's Rare Butterflies.


Ewyas Harold Work Parties

Saturdays: 23rd September, 21st October, 18th November, 16th December, 20th anuary, 17th February, 17th March, 14th April. Meet at 10.00am at the northern Cwm Hill end of Ewyas Harold Common adjacent to the top cattle grid (GR SO382302). Approach from Abbey Dore off the B4347 at GR SO384306. Some hand tools will be provided but if you have your own do bring them. 
Contact Ian Hart on 01981 510259 or at yellowrattle4@aol.com

Tuesdays: 17th October, 7th November, 5th December, 9th January, 6th February, 6th March. Meet as above. Contact Lucy Morton on 07503 220191 or at lmorton@butterfly-conservation.org 

Grafton Wood 

Brown Hairstreak Egg Searches Saturday 25th November, Saturday 30th December (New Year mince pie & mulled wine special) & Saturday 27th January. Meet at 10.00am at Grafton Flyford Church. Contact Simon Primrose on 07952 260153 or at simonjprimrose@aol.com We will also be resuming our regular weekly Brown
Hairstreak egg searches on Thursdays, but have yet to fix a start date for these. They usually begin around mid-October, so if you would like to join us please contact me in October to hear further details of when we will start. Contact Simon Primrose on
07952 260153 or at simonjprimrose@aol.com


Grafton Wood Work Parties

Every Wednesday. Meet at 10.00am at Grafton Flyford Church. Contact John Tilt on 01386792458 or at john.tilt2@btopenworld.com


Haugh Wood Work Parties

Saturday 4th November, Saturday 2nd December, Saturday 6th January, Saturday 3rd February, Saturday 3rd March. Meet at 10.00am at Haugh Wood FC car park Grid Ref SO597365 on the minor road from Mordiford to Woolhope. Contact Kate Wollen on 07786 526280 or Robin Hemming on 01568 797351


Malvern Grayling Work Parties

Mondays: 16th October, 13th November, 15th January, 12th February. Meet at 10.00am
at North Hill Quarry Car Park (GR SO 7711846931 and Post code WR14 4LT) Mid-morning refreshments and cakes available but bring your own lunch if you stay for the afternoon.
Contact Mel Mason on 01684 565700 or at malverngrayling@btinternet.com


Monkwood Fungi Foray

Saturday 14th October at 10.30am. Meet in the reserve car park Grid Ref SO803603.
BOOKING ESSENTIAL! Contact George Groves at george_groves@btopenworld.com


Monkwood Work Parties

First Sunday of the month from 1st October to 4th March, and third Thursday of the month from 21st September to 15th March. Meet at 10.00am at the reserve car park Grid Ref SO803603. Contact George Groves on 01905620721 or at George_groves@btopenworld.com for Sunday work parties and Phil Adams on 01905 610830 or at pdadamsrainbow@gmail.com for Thursday work parties.


Prees Heath Common Work Parties 


Wednesday 20th September, Wednesday 25th October, Wednesday 15th November, Wednesday 13th December and Wednesday
10th January. Meet at 10.30am on the access track off the A49 opposite the Steel Heath turning Contact Stephen Lewis on 07900 886809 or at phwarden@sky.com


Scarlet Tiger Project


Roman Road, Stourbridge Friday 22nd September, then every third Friday of the month. Meet at 10.00am at a location as stated on the notice board at the north end of Roman Road. Contact Joy Stevens on 01384 372397 or
at joystevens@blueyonder.co.uk


Trench Wood Work Parties

Every Thursday at 9.30am and fourth Sunday of the month at 10.00am, apart from Sunday 24th December, September to March. Meet at the reserve car park Grid Ref SO930588. Contact John Holder on 01905 794854 or at johnholder@tiscali.co.uk


Wyre Forest Work Parties


Second Sunday of the month, apart from October when it is on Sunday 15th October.
Also Wednesday 22nd November and Wednesday 17th January. Meet at 10.00am at
Earnwood Copse car park on the B4194 Bewdley to Kinlet road Grid Ref SO744784. Contact Mike Williams on 01299 824860 or at wmbutterflies@gmail.com


Penny Hill

Work Party 21st and 28th January  10:00 Start- scrub removal from Dingy Skipper sight.

Contact Mike Williams on 01299 824860 or at wmbutterflies@gmail.com


Wood White Project Work Parties


Please contact Rhona Goddard if you plan to come to any of these work parties on
01746 762364 or email rgoddard@butterflyconservation.org
Thursday 23rd November, 10.30am - 3.30pm. Siege Wood, Herefordshire. Meet at Siege Wood car park (GR SO605343). 
Sunday 19th November. 10.30am - 3.30pm. Wigmore Rolls, Herefordshire. 
Meet at the site entrance on the minor road leading west from Wigmore Village (GR SO397688). 
Sunday 3rd December, 10 am - 3.30pm. Onny Meadows, Shropshire Hills Discovery
Centre, Craven Arms. Meet at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre (GR SO435825).
Sunday 17th December 10.30am - 3.30pm. Blakeridge Wood, Shropshire. Meet at Blakeridge Wood car park. At the small cross roads in Colebatch village (near Bishop's Castle) take the minor road signposted for Cefn Einion, continue past the first Blakeridge car park to the second car park (GR SO295866). 
Thursday 11th January 10.30am - 3.30pm. Siege Wood, Herefordshire. 
Meet at Siege Wood car park. (GR SO605343). 
Sunday 21st January 10.30am - 3.30pm. Wigmore Rolls work party, Herefordshire.Meet at the site entrance on the minor road leading west from Wigmore Village (GR SO397688). 
Tuesday 6th February, 10am - 3.30pm. Joint work party with Herefordshire Wildlife Trust. Venue to be confirmed.
Sunday 18th February 10.30am – 3.30pm. Bury Ditches, Shropshire. Meet at Bury Ditches car park (GR SO331837). Take the right-hand turning just opposite the Crown Inn pub (SY7 OHU) in Clunton village. Signposted as Bury Ditches Hill Fort.