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May
5
Sat
Farmoor Birdwatching Open Day @ Farmoor Reservoir
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Farmoor Birdwatching Open Day @ Farmoor Reservoir  | Cumnor | England | United Kingdom

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 site.

May
6
Sun
Nature Conservation Day @ Aston's Eyot
May 6 all-day
Nature Conservation 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 competition with less vigorous but more floriferous plants.

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. We’re normally back in Oxford before 5pm.

Make an A-line skirt @ The Mix, Wantage
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Make an A-line skirt @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

Update your summer wardrobe with a flattering A-line skirt. You will learn how to take measurements, adapt a sewing pattern to your size, insert a zip and finish a waistline with facing. This workshop is suitable for beginners who can set up their sewing machine and sew in a straight line (it doesn’t need to be perfect!)

May
12
Sat
Advanced sewing techniques @ The Mix, Wantage
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Advanced sewing techniques @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

Bring along your sewing machine and learn how to make your own bias cut binding and piping with cord, a French seam, a narrow pin hem and how to sew in an invisible zip.
Perfect for anyone who would like to further develop their sewing skills.

Wildlife gardening @ The Mix, Wantage
May 12 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wildlife gardening @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

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 for details! 

May
13
Sun
Nature Conservation Day @ Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve
May 13 all-day
Nature Conservation 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 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 email to find out exactly where we’ll be). We’re normally back in Oxford before 5pm.

Introduction to dressmaking @ The Mix, Wantage
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Introduction to dressmaking @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

For complete beginners or those looking to refresh their sewing skills. This workshop will cover threading your machine and bobbin, different stitch and feet functions, and basic sewing techniques used for constructing garments such as seams, hems and buttonholes.

May
19
Sat
Introduction to Permaculture weekend course @ The Mix, Wantage
May 19 – May 20 all-day
Introduction to Permaculture weekend course @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

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.

 

Moth Morning @ Farmoor Reservoir
May 19 @ 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!!

May
20
Sun
Nature Conservation Day @ Chilswell Valley
May 20 all-day
Nature Conservation 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 pedestrian gate, and replace a short but relatively complicated stretch of post and wire fencing.

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. We’re normally back in Oxford before 5pm.