Hedgelaying @ The Donkey Sanctuary

Date: Wednesday 12th of December 2018
Time: 10am - 4pm
Location: The Donkey Sanctuary

Event Description

Come join us on Wednesday 12th December at The Donkey Sanctuary, helping to carry out conservation work on one of The Donkey Sanctuary’s Devon farms. The Donkey Sanctuary fields are a great habitat for greater horseshoe bats. The mix of hedges, fields and trees provide abundant insect prey for the bats.

Hedge laying is a great skill to learn – it is a traditional method of managing hedges to encourage denser growth which makes the hedge more resilient and stockproof, while delivering benefits to wildlife too. Insects, birds, bats and dormice all depend on healthy hedgerows for shelter, nest sites, food and connectivity across the landscape.


These are free events, however, booking is required:

To book a place and for further information about this and future volunteer days, please contact Rob Johns.

Telephone: 01395 573162

Email: conservation@thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk

Additional Information

Wear sturdy footwear and outdoor clothing to suit the weather conditions.

Tools will be provided, however please bring your own gloves.

Hot drinks will be provided. Bring a packed lunch and a bottled drink or thermos for while we are working.

No experience necessary, just plenty of enthusiasm!

Additional information can be found here

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