Earls and Pontesford Hill practical work parties

Our reserves officer runs practical work parties on Thursdays throughout the year.

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Earl's and Pontesford Hills are home to diverse array of wildlife and habitats including ant-hill meadows, mixed woodland, streams, rock faces and scree slopes.

Practical volunteer groups led by our reserves officer meet at the main parking area at Earl's Hill, just outside Pontesford and participate in key habitat management. Task  include:

  • Ragwort control. Some of the reserve is grazed by livestock which is sensitive to ragwort so volunteers are required to help pull ragwort out during the summer.
  • Scree clearance. Scree slopes contain specialist plant species but can soon become invaded by bracken, which needs controlling before it takes hold.
  • Fence repairs