Wednesday 21st February – Hedgelaying Volunteer Day with The Donkey Sanctuary

Date: Wednesday 21st February

Time: 10:00am-4:00pm

Venue: Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 0NU

Come and help carry out conservation work on this hedgelaying volunteer day with The Donkey Sanctuary, on one of their farms. Help greater horseshoe bats as well as other wildlife and meet like-minded people, learn new skills, get some fresh air and get stuck in!

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, whilst 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. Come to one or all events.

Wear sturdy footwear and outdoor clothing to suit the weather conditions.
Gloves and tools will be provided, however feel free to bring your own if you wish.
Hot drinks will be provided. Bring a packed lunch and a bottled drink or thermos for whilst we are working.
No experience necessary – just plenty of enthusiasm!
These are free events, however, booking is recommended.

To book a place, please contact Ruth Angell by phone or email:

Telephone: 01395 573162
Email: ruth.angell@thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk

External links:
The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth

Learning new hedgelaying skills

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