Sand patching

Sand Patching Amphibian and Reptile Conservation

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Project Summary

Improving habitats for Sand lizard, invertebrates and early stage successional plants by removing heather turf to create bare ground and turf banks.

Need to know

  • Start Date: 18/08/2018
  • End Date: 18/08/2018
  • County: Dorset
  • Project Category: Improving habitats


Project Description

Removal of the heather turf to create bare ground not only allows sand lizards to lay eggs in the substrate, but also hibernate, thermoregulate and hunt for invertebrates in the bank.

All tools, equipment and biscuits provided, a lift is available from the office 655a Christchurch Rd for tasks. Wear suitable clothing and footwear and bring own lunch. Tasks usually run from 10am until 3pm.