Conservation days are the second Sunday of the month from October through to March. Anybody wishing to join us is more than welcome, we supply the tools, gloves and eye protection, please dont wear your Sunday best, old clothes are best. Please meet at 10am at the entrance gate to Swaines Green at the end of the cul-de-sac in Coronation Hill next to Epping Primary School.
October saw the
re-start of Swaines Green conservation work, we have a break between April and September allowing the flora and fauna a chance to
look after itself.
Our first task is usually with the Epping Forest District Council conservation team, Countrycare, and their volunteers undertaking what amounts to a hay cut on Lovelocks field.
After a number of years tackling the Blackthorn scrub, which at one point dominated the field, I am happy to report we are now well on the way to implementing the management plan drawn up for Lovelocks after the invertebrate survey of 2005.