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Sep
22
Sat
Moth Morning @ Farmoor Reservoir
Sep 22 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Moth Morning @ Farmoor Reservoir  | Cumnor | England | United Kingdom

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
Sun
Nature Conservation Day at Stansfeld Park @ Stansfeld Park, Headington
Sep 23 all-day
Nature Conservation Day at Stansfeld Park @ Stansfeld Park, Headington | England | United Kingdom

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 civic buildings. When quarrying ended, a variety of habitats formed, including limestone grassland, ash and hazel woodland, dense hawthorn scrub, ponds and wetland. We’ll be working for the Oxford Trust who have taken on the job of rejuvenating the site partly as a local amenity and partly an educational resource, and at this time of year it’s likely that we’ll be mowing the grassland and meadow areas, working on the paths, and doing some scrub bashing. For more on the exciting prospects for Stansfeld Park under the management of The Oxford Trust see their website: http://theoxfordtrust.co.uk/stansfeld-education-centre/.

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

Sep
29
Sat
Bringing Forest Gardens to Life in Urban Settings @ Florence Park Community Centre
Sep 29 – Sep 30 all-day

You’re welcomed to join the first national conference to build momentum AND provide tools and guidance to get forest gardens planted up and down the country. This conference brings together practitioners, teachers, researchers, enthusiasts and commissioners. It is a chance to get practical advice as to how to plant and sustain forest gardens in your locality, hear the success stories and look to the future – how to continue to engage communities to create these inspiring spaces.

Autumn Recorders’ Conference @ Oracle, Thames Valley Park, Reading
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Autumn Recorders' Conference @ Oracle, Thames Valley Park, Reading | Earley | England | United Kingdom

Join us for a day of talks, workshops and updates on biological recording. A great opportunity to meet other local naturalists and share news. There will also be a wildlife bookstall and space for groups to bring displays. Tickets are £10 for students/volunteer recorders and £18 corporate/professional rate, including lunch and refreshments.

Sep
30
Sun
Nature Consevation Day – Hedge Laying @ Rectory Farm Fields, Kidlington
Sep 30 all-day
Nature Consevation Day - Hedge Laying @ Rectory Farm Fields, Kidlington | England | United Kingdom

Our last scheduled task at Rectory Farm Fields back in March was cancelled due to snow. So the plan today is to pick up work on the hedge-line where we left off at the very end of 2017. We’ll look to lay, stake and bind some more sections of hedge. It’s likely that we’ll be doing more hedge-laying than usual this winter, so this is a good chance to get your eye (and arm) in early on. If you’ve never done this before come along and give it a go, it’s one of the most enjoyable and satisfying things we do.

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

Oct
8
Mon
Fox – a controversial success @ OU Museum of Natural History
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm
Fox - a controversial success @ OU Museum of Natural History | England | United Kingdom

Dr Philip Baker (University of Reading) will discuss how the Red Fox has become a world-wide success – but is both loathed and loved by humans.

The first of Oxfordshire Mammal Group’s 2018/19 winter season of monthly Public Talks.
(Join on the night for just £6 and get FREE entry to all our talks.)