Meadow Mowing & Raking at Iffley Island

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When:
August 12, 2018 all-day
2018-08-12T00:00:00+01:00
2018-08-13T00:00:00+01:00
Where:
Iffley Island
Meadow Ln
Oxford OX4 4BJ
UK
Cost:
Free
Meadow Mowing & Raking at Iffley Island @ Iffley Island | England | United Kingdom

A traditional OCV task for high summer: our regular cut of this SSSI by the Thames, on behalf of the Oxford Preservation Trust.

We’ll cut the sedge and reeds and rake the cuttings off so they won’t enrich the soil. The end result is beneficial to the wild flowers on the site, and, in particular, to the fritillaries hereabouts. If the sun shines this is one of the high-lights of the OCV calendar. As last year we’ll be using our set of Austrian Scythes

We’ll provide all the tools and training and no previous experience is needed. Just remember to bring a packed lunch and wear old clothes and stout footwear.

Under-18s are welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

You don’t have to tell us that you’re coming – either meet us at one of the minibus pickup points in Oxford:

1) Outside the Lamb and Flag Pub on St. Giles at 9.20am
2) Outside Tesco on Cowley Road at 9.30am
or meet us at the task site itself if you prefer (check the weekly task email for instructions).