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Feb
24
Sun
Conservation Volunteers: Reserve Maintenance @ Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve
Feb 24 all-day
Conservation Volunteers: Reserve Maintenance @ Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve | Aston Rowant | England | United Kingdom

An early Spring visit to this National Nature Reserve in the Chilterns, owned and managed by Natural England. You’ll recognise the landscape if you’ve ever travelled towards London on the M40. Indeed, you’ll see up close the chalk geology that determines the character of the reserve and its fauna and flora as you drive through the immense cutting in the hillside. Today we’ll be helping the wardens care for the grassland, or the woods and paths that sit on top of the chalk. As usual, everyone’s welcome! This is a big site so watch out for the weekly email for precise details as to the location of today’s task.

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 must be 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 website or the OCV weekly email for last minute details or changes, and to find out the exact location.

Conservation Volunteers: Scrub Control @ Swyncombe Estate
Feb 24 all-day
Conservation Volunteers: Scrub Control @ Swyncombe Estate | Swyncombe | England | United Kingdom

Swyncombe Estate consists of over 600 acres of high, mature beech woodland and chalk grassland in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding National Beauty. In recent years we’ve cut scrub on the exposed spur of Sliding Hill, but the exact location of today’s work is still to be decided at the time of writing – so watch this space! You’ll find the details in the email from the task leader that will be sent via the mailing list sometime in the week preceding the task.

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 must be 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 website or the OCV weekly email for last minute details or changes, and to find out the exact location.

Feb
25
Mon
Talk: Climate for Electric Cars? @ Blewbury Manor Barn
Feb 25 @ 8:00 pm
Talk: Climate for Electric Cars? @ Blewbury Manor Barn | Blewbury | England | United Kingdom

Talk by Anthony Simpson, ex University of Reading, now Drive Electric: “With concerns about air quality and the growing threat of climate change, the shift from diesel and petrol to electric vehicles has started. Are they really more environmentally friendly? Can our electricity generation system cope? Hear about the latest developments, and consider whether you are ready to go electric!
Tickets £6.00 from Blewbury Post Office, or email info@sustainable-blewbury.org.uk with your name and contact email to reserve tickets to be collected on the door.

Mar
3
Sun
Conservation Volunteers: Scrub Control @ Crecy Hill
Mar 3 all-day
Conservation Volunteers: Scrub Control @ Crecy Hill | Tackley | England | United Kingdom

Created in 1997, Crecy Hill Local Nature Reserve is a County Wildlife Site and Local Nature Reserve in Tackley, ten miles north of Oxford. The reserve is sited on the slope of a railway embankment with views across the open, rolling countryside opposite. We’ll spend the day cutting back and burning extensive scrub to open up the paths and maintain access to the site.

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 must be 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 website or the OCV weekly email for last minute details or changes, and to find out the exact location.