Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Workshop: How to create great wildlife habitats and effectively manage existing areas of interest on your own land.

A practically based meeting for “Small holders”

Organised by Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust Dorset County Group

Friday 17th February 2012 at Waterbarn Farm, Puddletown, Dorchester
By kind permission of Howard Mason.

The morning session will be repeated again in the afternoon, so you can either attend the one starting at 10am and finishing with lunch at 12.30pm or come to lunch and then go to the afternoon event which will finish at 4pm. The choice is yours!

An indoor talk will be presented by Peter Thompson (GWCT Biodiversity advisor) to include topical tips on managing your own wildlife and habitats, such as building and positioning Barn owl and other bird boxes, creating and managing wild flower areas and ponds – plus much more!
The outside presentation will give you the chance to see and discuss:- a) Different types of 6 metre margins and their benefits. b) Hedgerow management. c) Lapwing plots and their benefits. d) Water meadow construction, maintenance and modern day use. e) Grey partridge restoration project.

This programme will be conducted by Howard Mason, who will describe the highs and lows of achieving his goals for increasing the numbers of Grey Partridges and how, with the help of the GWCT and the Stewardship Scheme, he has been able to greatly increase the biodiversity of the farm.

GWCT members free entry, Non members, £10.00

Booking is essential – to reserve your place (and lunch!) please contact us by email: howardmason@me.com or phone on 07713 591096