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Conservation Wednesday - Hedge Laying

16 January 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Places Available

We run volunteer days where everyone is welcome to come and help us carry out conservation work on one of The Donkey Sanctuary's Devon farms. Help us help wildlife and meet like-minded people, learn new skills, get some fresh air and get stuck in!

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Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, EX10 0NU.

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.

We will be joined by members of the Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project for our hedge laying work.

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!

These are free events, however, booking is required.

How to book

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

Telephone: 01395 573162


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