One of the richest chalk grassland sites in the country. Throughout the autumn and winter we’ll be looking to clear patches of scrub to create wildlife corridors, habitat mosaics and species-rich grassland which will benefit species such as the Adonis Blue butterfly, the straw belle moth and the late spider orchid.
Need to know
CHALK GRASSLAND RESTORATION AT FOLKESTONE DOWNS
10:00am to 15:00pm on the following dates:
20th November, 4th and 18th December 2019, 15th, 26th and 29th January, 12th, 16th and 26th February, 11th and 25th March 2020.
LEADER: Alfie Gay, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (07734 777380). MEET: Bottom of Castle Hill (off roundabout, Junction 13, M20) Folkestone, CT19 4QB.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING WITH YOU Bring plenty to drink and lunch if you intend to stay all day. We usually provide water, squash, tea and biscuits. We provide an experienced leader, training and supervision, tools and gloves, but please bring your own gear if you prefer.
WHAT YOU SHOULD WEAR • Sturdy boots or safety shoes (not trainers) with good grip and thick soles • Old clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty or torn • Long sleeved shirts and trousers to protect your limbs • Waterproofs/ wellies if rain forecast.