July 19th, 10am.
Tennyson Down, Isle of Wight
Situated on the highest point of Tennyson Down on the Isle of Wight is an enigmatic pre-historic enclosure which is being rapidly lost to cliff erosion. CITiZAN and the National Trust are looking for volunteers to help excavate and find out more about the site.
With a team of 15 volunteers on each day and three members of staff we will be hoping to get to the bottom of the origins of the enclosure. Due to expected high interest in this project we are looking for volunteers who can do two consecutive days (Tues/Wed, Thurs/Fri or Sat/Sun). During your time on the project you will learn about excavation and survey techniques and how you can become more involved with the CITiZAN project and the National Trust Isle of Wight Archaeological monitoring scheme on the Island.
Spaces are limited and booking is essential, please contact ABellisario@mola.org.uk.
For those interested in the archaeology, but not wanting to actively participate in the excavtion there are guided tours from the 22nd-24th (http://www.citizan.org.uk/events/location/South%20West/?page=1).
Sunday 1st May 2016: 10.30am
Catherington Down, Waterlooville, Hampshire
A chance to see a lesser known site (Hampshire County Council land) in the Meon Valley with good flora and fauna. Looking out for Brimstone and Orange Tip butterflies and other early butterflies and moths.
Meet at 10.30am in Lovedean Lane, Grid ref: SU690143, nearest postcode PO8 0TG.
- Leave the A3(M) at Junction 2, taking the B2149 towards Horndean
- Pass Morrison’s and keep ahead into Catherington Lane
- Turn left at Roads Hill and then right into Lovedean Lane
- Park in Lovedean Lane
For more information, or if you would like to attend, please contact the Leader: Ashley Whitlock, tel: 02392 731266 or mobile: 07752 182340
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust have organised a ‘Wild Day Out!’ for 7-12 year olds (5th April) and 5-8 year olds (6th April).
Seeking snakes in sunny spots and finding frogs in soggy bogs. A toadily fun day of games, crafts and wildlife exploration – there’s newt better!
Wild Days Out! are offered in partnership with New Forest District Council and registered with Ofsted. Please contact Sue Shawyer at the NFDC on 02380 285102.
£15 per child 10 am – 3 pm
Blashford Lakes Education Centre ,
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Trust have a monthly club for 12-18 year olds to do practical conservation, bushcraft and wildlife identification.
So get outside, learn new skills and improve your wildlife knowledge whilst having fun at Testwood Lakes!
No need for parental accompaniment but all young people must have completed a parental consent form. Booking essential.
To find out more, please contact Sam Dawson or Grace Hall on 02380667929 or TestwoodLakes@hiwwt.org.uk
Testwood Lakes Education Centre,
SU 353 154-161