Essex Wildlife Trust

The Uttlesford Local Group of Essex Wildlife Trust runs a mobile Work Party that moves around the reserves as needed, carrying out the seasonal work that is needed to keep the reserves in good condition for wildlife.


Local Group Work Party

An active local workparty. copyright : Robert Bartlett

An active local workparty. © Robert Bartlett

The Local Group runs events on its reserves throughout the year, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and some Sunday mornings, which start at 9.30 a.m. and finish around lunchtime. You do not have to be a member of the Essex Wildlife Trust to come along to these events.

Details of work parties are posted here first as a list and then in calendar format.
NOTE; (see the ‘Places to Visit’ page for details of the locations)

  • September 3, 2019
    • Sawbridgeworth MarshSawbridgeworth MarshTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • September 5, 2019
    • Sawbridgeworth MarshSawbridgeworth MarshTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • September 10, 2019
    • Sawbridgeworth MarshSawbridgeworth MarshTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • September 12, 2019
    • Sawbridgeworth MarshSawbridgeworth MarshTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • September 17, 2019
    • West Wood Nature ReserveWest Wood Nature ReserveTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • September 19, 2019
    • West Wood Nature ReserveWest Wood Nature ReserveTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • September 24, 2019
    • West Wood Nature ReserveWest Wood Nature ReserveTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • September 26, 2019
    • Rushy MeadRushy MeadTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 1, 2019
    • Rushy MeadRushy MeadTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 3, 2019
    • Harrison SayerHarrison SayerTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 8, 2019
    • Harrison SayerHarrison SayerTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 10, 2019
    • Sweetings MeadowSweetings MeadowTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 15, 2019
    • Sweetings MeadowSweetings MeadowTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 17, 2019
    • Turners SpringTurners SpringTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 22, 2019
    • Turners SpringTurners SpringTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 24, 2019
    • Aubrey Buxton ReserveAubrey Buxton ReserveTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 29, 2019
    • Aubrey Buxton ReserveAubrey Buxton ReserveTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 31, 2019
    • Aubrey Buxton ReserveAubrey Buxton ReserveTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 5, 2019
    • LimefieldsLimefieldsTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 7, 2019
    • Shadwell WoodShadwell WoodTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 12, 2019
    • Shadwell WoodShadwell WoodTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Shadwell WoodShadwell WoodTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 14, 2019
    • Shadwell WoodShadwell WoodTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 19, 2019
    • Shadwell WoodShadwell WoodTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

If no event is shown for a specific date that means that no event is being held.

Calendar of Events

Here are the same events in calendar format; hover over an event for more details.

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SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
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2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13Aubrey Buxton ReserveAubrey Buxton ReserveTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Pulling Himalayan Balsam from among Nettles. Wear Nettle-proof clothing!
14 15
16 17 18Aubrey Buxton ReserveAubrey Buxton ReserveTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
19 20Aubrey Buxton ReserveAubrey Buxton ReserveTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
21 22
23 24 25West Wood Nature ReserveWest Wood Nature ReserveTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Thistle pulling
26 27 28 29
30            

Note that locations may change at short notice, check the website before you go, or phone the numbers below.

New volunteers are always welcome, just bring yourself and something to drink and eat, and wear clothes and shoes that can afford to get muddy.

Further details from Michael Rowley 01799 550378 or Paul Salvidge 01279 814153 or use the contact form at the foot of the Welcome page of this website.

SHADWELL WOOD

This Essex Wildlife Trust reserve also has its own work party that meets on Sunday mornings through the Autumn and Winter to continue the coppice management which has been going on here since 1972. This regular cutting programme greatly increases the variety of habitats within the wood, and benefits a number of species, including the Oxlip, which this wood is noted for in particular.

The dates for Autumn 2019 / Winter 2019/20 are;

2019
September 8th and 22nd;
October 13th and 27th;
November 10th and 24th;
December 8th;

2020
January; 12th and 26th;
February; 9th and 23rd;
March; 8th and 22nd;
April;12th, and 26th;

Times are from 9.30 a.m. to around 12.00 noon. Contact tonymorton.net@virgin.net for further information.

SAWBRIDGEWORTH MARSH

This Essex Wildlife Trust Reserve has its own work party that meets on Sundays to carry out the regular maintenance that keeps the marsh in top condition.

Please See the Sawbridgeworth Marsh web Diary page

http://www.sawbridgeworthmarshsssinaturereserve.co.uk/