May 2020

Tuesday 26th May: work on new coppice area in Nobles Rest: weeding and establishment of woodland ground flora. Meet at Noble’s Rest at 9.30. Current Coronavirus social distancing measures will apply and a maximum of two people will be working on site at the same time. Contact Terry if interested.

Thursday 28th May: watering newly planted trees and shrubs in Dog Kennel Wood. Meet at DKW at 10.00.

Friday 29th May: finish weeding new coppice area in Noble’s Rest. Coronovirus social distancing rules will apply. Meet in Noble’s Rest at 9.30. Morning only.

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March 2020

Tuesday 3rd

Tidying up and tree planting at Dog Kennel Wood.

Friday 6th

Work party at Noble’s Rest to plant up new area. Contact Terry for more details.

Tuesday 10th

Working on the “leaky dams” at Bird’s Park for Cumbria Wildlife Trust.

Friday 13th

Work party at Noble’s Rest to plant trees and shrubs in new area of coppice. Morning only. Meet at DKW at 9.00 or at Noble’s Rest after 10.00.

Tuesday 17th

Working on the third “leaky dam” at Bird’s Park for Cumbria Wildlife Trust.

Friday 20th – morning only

Work party at Noble’s Rest to plant woodland plants in new coppice area. Meet at DKW at 9.00 to pick-up plants and tools or at Noble’s Rest after 10.00.

Coronavirus

Everything is cancelled until further notice. Sorry!

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February 2020

Tuesday 4th

Clearing scrub on the Tram Bank on Kendal Fell, to improve conditions for wild flowers and butterflies.

Tuesday 11th

Tree planting at Bird’s Park reservoir for Cumbria Wildlife Trust.

Tuesday 18th

The Annual General Meeting at 9.15am, followed by continuing the work on the Tram Bank on Kendal Fell.

Tuesday 25th

Tree planting at Bird’s Park reservoir for Cumbria Wildlife Trust.

Friday 28th

Tree planting at Dog Kennel Wood, weather permitting.

Meet at Dog Kennel Wood at 9am for all activities.

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January 2020

Tuesday 7th

Tidy up in Dog Kennel Woods after the tree-felling, and continue clearing scrub in Coffin Wood, on Kendal Fell.

Tuesday 14th

Planting willow stakes to help form a “leaky dam” at Bird’s Park reservoir for Cumbria Wildlife Trust. It will be really wet underfoot; wear wellies!

Tuesday 21st

Clearing scrub off the Tram bank, or ckearing rhododendrons at Swine Parrock, depending on the weather.

Tuesday 28th

Working on our “leaky” dams at Bird’s Park reservoir for Cumbria Wildlife Trust. It will be even wetter underfoot than last time if the dam has worked, so wear wellies.<

Meet at Dog Kennel Wood at 9am for all activities.

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December 2019

Tuesday 3td

Finsh bramble clearance by Little Wood on Kendal Fell, and clean limestone pavement in Serpentine Woods. Meet at 9am at Terry’s house.

Tuesday 10th

KCV Christmas lunch! Meet outside the Rifleman’s Arms at 10am to walk to Brigsteer.

Tuesday 17th

Either finish brambling by Little Wood or start on Swine Parrock, depending on the weather. Either way, meet at 9am at Terry’s house.

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November 2019

Tuesday 5th

Coppicing and scrub clearance on Kendal Fell.

Tuesday 12th

Continuing coppicing and bramble clearance by Little Wood on Kendal Fell.

Tuesday 19th

Repair of walls in Rosemary lane Community Garden. Contractors working at Dog Kennel Wood, so meet at Rosemary Lane.

Tuesday 26th

Finishing off at Little Wood. Contractors working at Dog Kennel Wood, so meet at Terry’s house.

Meet at Dog Kennel Wood at 9am on 5th and 12th.

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October 2019

Tuesday 1st

Wild flower plug planting for Cumbria Wildlife Trust at Hartley.

Tuesday 8th

Collecting Spindle, and possibly Honeysuckle, for the Kew Seed Bank project.

Tuesday 15th

Last attempt to track down Spindle, and the elusive Honeysuckle, for the Kew Seed Bank project.

Tuesday 22nd

Maintenance work in Dog Kenel Wood.

Tuesday 29th

Final sweep of Cumbria for Honeysuckle and maintenance work at Dog Kennel Wood.

Meet at Dog Kennel Wood at 9am for all activities.

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September 2019

Tuesday 3rd

Checking on Honeysuckle and Wild Privet for seed-collecting for Kew. Also maintenance at DKW.

Tuesday 10th

Continuing with Honeysuckle and Wild Privet for seed-collecting for Kew. And cheering on the Tour of Britain?

Tuesday 17th

Wild flower plug planting for Cumbria Wildlife Trust at Troutbeck.

Tuesday 24th

Wild flower plug planting for Cumbria Wildlife Trust at Garsdale.

Meet at Dog Kennel Wood at 9am for all activities.

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August 2019

Tuesday 6th

Clearing Himalayan balsam at Lorton for Angela Jackson. Bus will be leaving at 8:30am.

Tuesday 13th

Looking for seeds for Kew. Some Alder Buckthorn looks ready to pick, and maybe Honeysuckle?

Tuesday 20th

Our seed-collecting target this week is Honeysuckle. Also maintenance at DKW.

Tuesday 27th

Plug planting wild flowers in a hay meadow for James Rebank, near Penrith.

Meet at Dog Kennel Wood at 9am all days except the 6th.

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July 2019

Tuesday 2nd

Working in Dog Kennel Wood and environs. Also checking up on our Wild Cherry in case it is ready to pick.

Tuesday 9th

Clearing Himalayan balsam at Lorton for Angela Jackson. Bus will be leaving at 8:30am.

Tuesday 16th

Searching Witherslack Woods for interesting trees. Also picking any Wild Cherry we can find for Kew.

Tuesday 23rd

Hunting for more Wild Cherry for Kew. Also maybe Bird Cherry if we are lucky!

Tuesday 30th

Last week for Wild Cherry/Bird Cherry. Maybe check up on the Wild Privet?

Meet at Dog Kennel Wood at 9am all days except the 9th.

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