Essex Wildlife Trust

The Uttlesford Local Group of Essex Wildlife Trust runs a mobile Work Party that moves around the reserves as needed, carrying out the seasonal work that is needed to keep the reserves in good condition for wildlife.


Local Group Work Party

An active local workparty. copyright : Robert Bartlett

An active local workparty. © Robert Bartlett

The Local Group runs events on its reserves throughout the year, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and some Sunday mornings, which start at 9.30 a.m. and finish around lunchtime. You do not have to be a member of the Essex Wildlife Trust to come along to these events.

Details of work parties are posted here first as a list and then in calendar format.
NOTE; (see the ‘Places to Visit’ page for details of the locations)

  • January 7, 2020
    • West Wood Nature ReserveWest Wood Nature ReserveTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • January 9, 2020
    • West Wood Nature ReserveWest Wood Nature ReserveTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • January 14, 2020
    • West Wood Nature ReserveWest Wood Nature ReserveTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • January 16, 2020
    • West Wood Nature ReserveWest Wood Nature ReserveTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • January 21, 2020
    • West Wood Nature ReserveWest Wood Nature ReserveTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • January 23, 2020
    • West Wood Nature ReserveWest Wood Nature ReserveTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • January 28, 2020
    • West Wood Nature ReserveWest Wood Nature ReserveTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • January 30, 2020
    • West Wood Nature ReserveWest Wood Nature ReserveTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 4, 2020
    • Harrison SayerHarrison SayerTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 6, 2020
    • Rushy MeadRushy MeadTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 11, 2020
    • Aubrey Buxton ReserveAubrey Buxton ReserveTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 13, 2020
    • Aubrey Buxton ReserveAubrey Buxton ReserveTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 18, 2020
    • West Wood Nature ReserveWest Wood Nature ReserveTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 20, 2020
    • West Wood Nature ReserveWest Wood Nature ReserveTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 25, 2020
    • West Wood Nature ReserveWest Wood Nature ReserveTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 27, 2020
    • Turners SpringTurners SpringTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 3, 2020
    • Turners SpringTurners SpringTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 5, 2020
    • Turners SpringTurners SpringTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 10, 2020
    • Turners SpringTurners SpringTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

If no event is shown for a specific date that means that no event is being held.

Calendar of Events

Here are the same events in calendar format; hover over an event for more details.

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SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
1 2 3Shadwell WoodShadwell WoodTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
4 5Shadwell WoodShadwell WoodTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
6 7
8 9 10Shadwell WoodShadwell WoodTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
11 12Shadwell WoodShadwell WoodTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Last event of the year - back in January
13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31        

Note that locations may change at short notice, check the website before you go, or phone the numbers below.

New volunteers are always welcome, just bring yourself and something to drink and eat, and wear clothes and shoes that can afford to get muddy.

Further details from Michael Rowley 01799 550378 or Paul Salvidge 01279 814153

SHADWELL WOOD

This Essex Wildlife Trust reserve also has its own work party that meets on Sunday mornings through the Autumn and Winter to continue the coppice management which has been going on here since 1972. This regular cutting programme greatly increases the variety of habitats within the wood, and benefits a number of species, including the Oxlip, which this wood is noted for in particular.

The dates for Autumn 2019 / Winter 2019/20 are;

2019
September 8th and 22nd;
October 13th and 27th;
November 10th and 24th;
December 8th;

2020
January; 12th and 26th;
February; 9th and 23rd;
March; 8th and 22nd;
April;12th, and 26th;

Times are from 9.30 a.m. to around 12.00 noon. Contact tonymorton.net@gmail.com for further information.