Bridgend Countryside Events Programme 2013

Voluntary Warden Programme of Events 2013

All events start at 10.00 am until 12.00pm unless other wise specified.

For Locks Common events, meet at the lifeguard station. For Newton Burrows meet at Beach Road car park.

 For further details about any of the events please contact 01656 643160 or email talktous@bridgend.gov.uk.

 For Bryngarw Park events meet in the car park.

 For Bryngarw Park events please contact Dan or Keith on 01656 725155 or email bryngarwpark@bridgend.gov.uk

All necessary equipment will be provided. Please wear clothing/footwear appropriate to the weather conditions on the day.

No unaccompanied children under 16 please.

 For further details about any of the events please contact Rob on 01656 643160 or email talktous@bridgend.gov.uk

                                                      

Sat & Sun 16th & 17thFebruary Hedge laying at Wildlife Trust Reserve, Tondu.  Come and try your hand at this dying art, but book early numbers are limited. Meet a Wildlife Trust car park at 10.00 a.m.
Sat 23rd February****POSTPONED Coppicing at Frog Pond Wood Local Nature ReserveCome and try your hand at this traditional management skill and burn off a few calories in the process!
Sat 9th March Spring Clean at Newton Burrows.It’s amazing how much rubbish people leave behind – come and help us keep the dunes litter free.
Sun 21st April Animal Tracks and TrailsCome and join as at Bedford Park to get expert advice on how to recognise animals by the trails they leave.
Sat 11th  May Breeding Birds of Lock’s Common.Don’t you know your skylarks from your stonechats?  Come along to our Spring bird walk and all will be revealed!  Please bring binoculars if you have them.
Sat 25thMay Balsam Bashing at Ochwr Draw Farm Come along and help pull some balsam on the banks of the Ewenny River
Sat 8thJune Flowers on Lock’s Common Come and see squinancywort and, dog’s mercury amongst a wide range of plants and explore the flowering plants of this scarce limestone habitat during Wales Biodiversity week.
Wed 12thJune Breeding Birds of Newton Burrows (Beach Road car park 6.30pm).An evening’s bird with a local expert during Wales Biodiversity Week.  Please bring binoculars if you have them.
Sat 13th July Sand dune survivors at Newton Burrows.Get to know some of the specialised plants, which live in this hostile habitat.
Sat & Sun 20th &21st July Dry stone walling weekend at Gilfach Orfydd Farm.  Meeting time and venue TBC An opportunity to have a go at this traditional skill.
Sat August 4th Summer Clean at Newton Burrows.It’s amazing how much rubbish people leave behind – come and help us keep the dunes litter free.
Sat  & Sun 10th & 11th  August Dry stone walling weekend at Gilfach Orfydd Farm.  Meeting time and venue TBC This weekend can either be an introduction to this traditional skill, or an opportunity to polish your skills if you attended the weekend earlier in the year. 
Sat 14th September Autumn Litter Pick at Newton BurrowsThe dunes will be in need of a spruce up after the summer season.  This litter pick forms part of the national Beachwatch Event.
Sat 28th September Coppicing at Coed Bryn GlasCoed Bryn Glas is an important woodland that benefits form this traditional from of management.  Meet at Coychurch Crematorium car park at 9.30a.m.
Sat & Sun 12th & 13th October Woodland management at Bedford ParkCome and help us manage this woodland on the edge of Cefn Cribwr and surrounding an 18th Century Ironworks
26th & 27th October Coppicing at Ty Tanglwyst FarmHave a go at some traditional woodland management and build a habitat pile! Meet at Kenfig Reserve Centre at 9.30a.m.
Sat 9th & Sun 10thNovember Hedge laying.  Venue to be confirmedCome and try your hand at this dying art, but book early numbers are limited.
Sat 16th November The scourge of the sea buckthorn at Newton Burrows Come and tackle the sea buckthorn which spreads rapidly over the dunes smothering the diverse sand dune flora. Tools and training provided.
Sat 30thNovember  The scourge of the sea buckthorn  II at Newton Burrows.Another chance to tackle the sea buckthorn which spreads rapidly over the dunes smothering the diverse sand dune flora.

 

One Response to Bridgend Countryside Events Programme 2013

  1. Leigh says:

    Happy New Year – dates are in the calendar and my boots & gloves are all washed and ready to go. See you on the 22nd.

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