Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Get involved with the upcoming Hedge Week

During the October half term week CHAHP will be holding a number of events and courses to celebrate Hedge Week. We still have some spaces left on the below courses which are all free to residents of the Caradon Hill area, you just need to bring your packed lunch.

Sat 22 & Sun 23 oct            Hedge Laying Course: 9 am – 4 pm
This two day beginner’s course will cover the basic skills required to lay hedges in the traditional style. Suitable for use on native garden hedges; hedges around smallholdings and farms; it would also be useful to countryside contractors. Over the weekend course, participants will lay a hedge along the side of the Upton Cross Parish playing field, helping the local community while providing a great training opportunity.

mon 24 oct                          Dormouse Workshop: 10 am – 4 pm
The day long workshop will establish the skills needed for the first stage to becoming a dormouse worker. Led by Dormice experts it is also suitable for anyone interested in this unique and endangered mammal. In the morning you will learn about survey techniques, nut recognition, habitat requirements and dormouse ecology. The practical afternoon session will include nest box checking and nut hunting at a local woodland monitored site. This course is suitable as the first step towards obtaining a dormouse license.

Tues 25 oct                           Willow Weaving: 10 am – 4 pm
Following an introduction to willow, the history of its use and how it is prepared; this willow workshop will teach you how to handle and work with this natural and native material to create a willow lantern. The course is open to families with children over 7 years old; all children must be accompanied by an adult.

fri 28 oct                              Bird Box Workshop: 10 am – 4 pm
The Pied Flycatcher used to nest in Golitha Falls NNR until its bird boxes fell apart. The aim of the day will be to construct boxes for this interesting little bird under the guidance of the Cornwall Wildlife Trust. All attendees will have the opportunity to make a box for Golitha Falls and one to take home to their garden.

To book for a workshop or for more details please contact Jane or Iain: 01579 362 350

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