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May 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Farmoor Reservoir
Join us at Farmoor reservoir to celebrate local bird life with Oxford Ornithological Society. Activities include birdwatching tours, bird ringing demonstrations, moth identification, RSPB and Barn owl stalls and nature crafts and activities. Free event and free car parking on … Read More
May 6 all-day Aston's Eyot
We’ll be working for, and with, the Friends of Aston’s Eyot to open up a large nettle-infested glade. The plan is to mow and rake the denser swaths of nettles; but to pull or dig them out where they’re in … Read More
May 12 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm The Mix, Wantage
Find out how to identify beneficial and undesirable wildlife in the garden, how to attract beneficial wildlife into your garden and make a mini bug house to take home with you. Part and fully funded places are available – get in touch … Read More
May 13 all-day Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve
We’re back to one of our favourite sites this week. We’ll be helping the Reserve warden maintain the nationally important calcareous grassland habitat. We’ll provide all the tools and training and no previous experience is needed. Just remember to bring … Read More
May 19 – May 20 all-day The Mix, Wantage
In this weekend course, explore the basics of permaculture and how it can help redesign your lifestyle and landscape. Part and fully funded places also available – please get in touch for details.  
May 19 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm Farmoor Reservoir
Come along to our moth morning identification and see what species are found at Farmoor and by the river Thames. No experience necessary, Tea/Coffee and good company provided!!
May 20 all-day Chilswell Valley
Today’s task has been arranged in collaboration with BBOWT as part of their ‘Wild Oxford’ conservation project (for more info. see http://www.bbowt.org.uk/wildoxford). We’ll be working in a wooded part of the valley to reroute a public access path, relocate a … Read More
May 25 – May 27 all-day Earthwatch
Calling all education professionals, are you wanting to take learning outside the classroom and connect your students to nature? If yes, sign up to Teach Earth 2018. Attend a two day immersive weekend in Oxfordshire or mid-Wales this Spring/Summer 2018 … Read More
May 27 all-day Chilswell Valley
Continuing from the task last week, we’ll be working in a wooded part of the valley to reroute a public access path, relocate a pedestrian gate, and replace a short but relatively complicated stretch of post and wire fencing. We’ll … Read More
Jun 1 – Jun 3 all-day Earthwatch
Calling all education professionals, are you wanting to take learning outside the classroom and connect your students to nature? If yes, sign up to Teach Earth 2018. Attend a two day immersive weekend in Oxfordshire or mid-Wales this Spring/Summer 2018 … Read More
Jun 3 all-day Matthew Arnold Field
Another day’s work on Boars Hill. This time on the southern side of the hill in a wood just below Mathew Arnold Field on a site owned by the Oxford Preservation Trust – we’ll be building revetments. We’ll provide all … Read More
Jun 10 all-day Trap Grounds
We’ll be working with the Friends of the Trap Grounds repairing of the recently vandalised bird hide and other things. We’ll provide all the tools and training and no previous experience is needed. Just remember to bring a packed lunch … Read More
Jun 16 @ 12:00 am – 5:00 pm Westmill Wind Farm
A fun day suitable for all ages to celebrate 10 years of wind energy production at Westmill. Entry free. Site tours (see inside a wind turbine), live music, hands on craft making and various activities, giant kite display, refreshments, bar … Read More
Jun 17 all-day Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve
Our monthly return visit to this important National Nature Reserve in the Chilterns. 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. … Read More
Jun 23 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm Farmoor Reservoir
Come along to our moth morning identification and see what species are found at Farmoor and by the river Thames. No experience necessary, Tea/Coffee and good company provided!!
Jul 8 all-day Lye Valley
We’ll be working on, and possibly in, the North Fen. If there’s been rain, you’ll need wellies (we have some to lend). We’ll be cutting and raking the reeds in this fantastic SSSI in the heart of Oxford. We’ll provide … Read More
Jul 13 – Jul 15 all-day Earthwatch
Calling all education professionals, are you wanting to take learning outside the classroom and connect your students to nature? If yes, sign up to Teach Earth 2018. Attend a two day immersive weekend in Oxfordshire or mid-Wales this Spring/Summer 2018 … Read More
Jul 15 all-day Burgess Field
Burgess Field Nature Park is another Oxford nature reserve that used to be a city landfill site. It’s a large site of 8.5 hectares and, like Aston’s Eyot and the Trap Grounds, it lies close to the river Thames, to … Read More
Jul 22 all-day Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve
Our regular monthly visit to Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve in the Chilterns. The site is managed by Natural England and, as usual, we’ll be working under the guidance of one of the site wardens. Summer time work at Aston … Read More
Jul 27 – Jul 29 all-day Earthwatch
Calling all education professionals, are you wanting to take learning outside the classroom and connect your students to nature? If yes, sign up to Teach Earth 2018. Attend a two day immersive weekend in Oxfordshire or mid-Wales this Spring/Summer 2018 … Read More
Jul 29 all-day Greenmoor Ponds, Woodcote, RG8 0RW
A new site for OCV in the Chilterns AONB, managed and cared for by the Woodcote Conservation Group. The plan is to build two relatively short stretches of boardwalk that will serve to bridge a pair of parallel ditches, and … Read More
Aug 5 all-day Greenmoor Ponds, Woodcote
A new site for OCV in the Chilterns AONB, managed and cared for by the Woodcote Conservation Group. The plan is to build two relatively short stretches of boardwalk that will serve to bridge a pair of parallel ditches, and … Read More
Aug 12 all-day Iffley Island
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. … Read More
Aug 18 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm Farmoor Reservoir
Come along to our moth morning identification and see what species are found at Farmoor and by the river Thames. No experience necessary, Tea/Coffee and good company provided!!
Aug 26 all-day St Marys Fields, Kidlington
We’ll be working with the determined group of locals who maintain this popular conservation area owned by the local parish council and situated between St. Mary’s Church and the river Cherwell. The job is to rake off the mown material … Read More
Sep 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Finstock Village Hall
Visionary scientist.Diana Beresford-Kroeger opens our eyes to what is for many of us the unfamiliar world of the forest. Her journey goes from Japan to California and Ireland to Germany, meeting people who are taking the lead to replant, restore … Read More
Sep 15 all-day RSPB Otmoor
An introduction to the ecology of otters, covering their distribution, diet and behaviour. You will learn about key field signs to look out for and the methods used to survey for otters. See our website for more details.
Sep 16 all-day Simon's Land
Simon’s Land is a secluded half acre of gently sloping reed-bed leads down to the Thames to the North of Sandford. The river bank was once the mooring site of the former Magdalen College Barge. In March 2007 the land … Read More
Sep 22 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm Farmoor Reservoir
Come along to our moth morning identification and see what species are found at Farmoor and by the river Thames. No experience necessary, Tea/Coffee and good company provided!!
Sep 23 all-day Stansfeld Park, Headington
Stansfeld Park in Headington Quarry, Oxford is set within 18 acres of woodland with ponds, marshland and meadows. The undulating landscape results from quarrying for limestone in the area that was used to build many of Oxford’s colleges, churches and … Read More