February volunteering

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If your looking for something outdoors to do this February then your in luck!

There are lots of activities planned for you to take part. 

If your interested in taking part or require more info make sure you email the contact provided.

Weds 6th Feb

Treeplanting & Woodland Management at Gosforth Park Nature Reserve

1pm – 5pm

Join other student volunteers at this nature reserve on the edge of Newcastle. Learn from the rangers how they manage this beautiful mixed woodland, reedbeds and lake to support the unique mix of creatures, coral root orchids & rare invertebrates.

Contact Micaela : M.Mossop2@newcastle.ac.uk

Fri 8th Feb

Barn Owl Box Making

Join the team of student volunteers who are going to Otterburn First School to make Owl boxes. These are for both Tawny and Barn Owls, both of which species use the school grounds. There are also opportunities to join in beforehand to help prepare the materials and make a trial box. Part of National Nestbox Week.

Contact Mahalia:

M.Flasz@newcastle.ac.uk

Sat 9th 

Hazel Coppicing with Living Woods North East

10am – 5pm

 

Learn the sustainable skill of hazel coppicing with Living Woods North East.

Join members of Eco Soc for a day learning sustainable woodland skills.

Contact Levi : T.Croom@ncl.ac.uk

Thurs 14th

Willow Coppicing with the Friends of Rupert’s Wood

10am – 5pm

Our task is to chop a willow maze (15 feet high!) down to the ground. The roots will then send up new shoots and after a year’s green growth we will return to weave it back into a maze for children and visitors to enjoy.

Contact Mike : volunteerpw2.union@ncl.ac.uk

Weds 20th

Treeplanting & Woodland Management at Gosforth Park Nature Reserve

1pm – 5pm

Join other student volunteers at this beautiful nature reserve on the edge of Newcastle. Learn from the rangers how they manage this nature reserve to support the unique mix of creatures, coral root orchids & rare invertebrates.

Contact Micaela : M.Mossop2@newcastle.ac.uk

Weds 20th Feb

Pine Marten surveying with Northumberland Wildlife Trust

 

Pine Martens are finally returning to England. Climbing in from the pine forests on the Scottish border they have been spotted twice - three times – on trail cameras checked by volunteers.

 

Join members of Eco Soc as they get the training and background needed to spot the signs of Pine Martens.

Contact Chantae : C.Wells2@ncl.ac.uk

Fri 22 Feb

Owl Box Making with Children

Join the team of student volunteers who are going to Otterburn First School to make Owl boxes. These are for both Tawny and Barn Owls, both of which species use the school grounds. There are also opportunities to join in beforehand to help prepare the materials and make a trial box. Part of National Nestbox Week.

Contact Mahalia:

M.Flasz@newcastle.ac.uk

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Feb

Learn how to prune apple trees and create a better, healthier crop!

Over 5 years ago student volunteers planted an orchard of apple and plum trees at beautiful Rupert’s Wood. They produced their first good crop in 2018 and it is now time to prune them back to avoid damage, and to ensure they stay disease free. Join student volunteers as they skillshare and perfect the art of apple tree pruning, alongside members of a local community orchard.

Contact Tom : T.Henry@ncl.ac.uk

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