Nature Reserves Appeal - how we're doing so far...

Friday 9th March 2018

Current total raised: £4,978 through our Walk for Wildlife and many generous donations. We are hoping to reach a target of £6,000 by the end of March 2018 through our two upcoming fundraising events and other donations.

We are already looking forward to spending the money over the next financial year on as many of the following projects as possible. These are all key tasks which we need to undertake on our nature reserves to create the best wildlife habitats we can…

£1,000… towards woodland works at Upper Welson Marsh (SSSI Nature Reserve) to remove trees that are shading the spectacular flora including Globeflower and Marsh Helleborine.

£800… toward clearance of willows around pond at Davies Meadow Nature Reserve. This will let in more light and allowing the pond’s wildlife to thrive.

£1,000… to carry out crown reduction and sensitive pollarding work on veteran beech trees at Leeping Stocks Nature Reserve in the Doward. These trees, many entwined with remnants of stone walls, mark historic field boundaries and give an insight into the past uses of the landscape.

£3,000… to coppice alder on the causeway at Titley Pool Nature Reserve. This will improve the lake’s margins for wildfowl that favour low lakeside vegetation and create more structure for nesting birds.

£3,000… will be used to further train our marvellous team of volunteers, increasing the pool of skills across our landscapes team. Not only does this mean that we can complete many more tasks across our reserves but free training for volunteers equips them with skills for the future and helps to make their volunteering with us more rewarding.

£1,250 to buy battery powered chainsaws, lowering our petrol use on site.

How you can help…

By coming along to one of our Fabulous Fundraising Events:

An Evening of Words and Music in aid of HWT’s nature reserves appeal 

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, in association with the Wild Hare Club, will be hosting an evening of words and music featuring author and broadcaster Rob Penn (The man who made things out of trees), prize-winning poet and author Miriam Darlington and Herefordshire’s popular world-folk band Slippery Slope.

  • Friday 30th March, 7.30pm-11pm
  • Venue: Tomkins Theatre, 148 Whitecross Road, Hereford HR4 0DH
  • Cost: £12.50

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The Big Wildlife Quiz

Join Herefordshire Wildlife Trust for a Wildlife Quiz Night and test your knowledge about wildlife with friends and enjoy some warming food and a glass of wine.

  • Wednesday 21 March, 7pm-10.30pm
  • Venue: Millennium Hall, Upton Bishop, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 7TU
  • Cost: £9.50 per ticket, £42.50 for a table of five people. The ticket price includes food and there will be a paying bar.

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Or donate today!