Wildlife Trust local activities in February 2023

This is an active month on the reserves where more hands make light work of conservation jobs still to be done ready for new growth to get started. We work to ensure optimum conditions for orchids and gentians and to ensure that grazing can take place securely by repairing fences and gates. Work parties are sociable events where you can learn on the job and make a positive contribution to increasing biodiversity on your doorstep. Email volunteering@bbowt.org.uk and Wayne Brown will tell you which local groups would particularly like support. After that the group leader will mail you with details of upcoming sessions. The Trust website at bbowt.org.uk shows you where the reserves are near Wendover, Weston Turville, Aston Clinton and Tring.

For anyone looking for an indoor rendezvous with nature, the BBOWT Chilterns Group runs a series of talks through the winter, the February one being at Great Missenden Memorial Centre on Tue 21 at 7.00pm on Yellow Meadow Ants: Engineers, Farmers & Conservationists. Can ants really live up to that title? They most certainly can and Dr Tim King, of Oxford and the Open University will tell us how. Admission is £5 inc refreshments.

College Lake Reserve and the Visitor Centre are open throughout the month (except Mondays) for a walk, a light meal and some shopping. There are also bookable sessions for Nature Tots on Tue 7 and Thu 9 Feb, Valentine’s Teas on Fri 10 and Tue 14, and other family activities on 14 and 15 February. For details and booking go to www.bbowt.org.uk/events.
BBOWT Chilterns Group