IF YOU go down to the woods today… you could make new friends, get fitter in the fresh air, learn new skills and improve the environment – so say a team of volunteers who are looking for new recruits.
The Dunsmore team at Warwickshire Wildlife Trust (WWT) are looking for new volunteers to help care for nature reserves, farms and country parks throughout the Dunsmore Living Landscape.
The Living Landscape is a wooded heartland linked by a network of hedgerows and meadows which stretches from the outskirts of Coventry and Leamington to the Fosse Way.
The scheme is working to link up Warwickshire’s ancient woodlands, hedgerows, grasslands and ponds, and reconnect people with wild places.
Volunteers get stuck in with habitat management tasks such as coppicing, hedge planting, path improvements and habitat surveys across a variety of locations within the Landscape.
They meet every Friday at Brandon Marsh Nature Centre from 9.30am to 3.30pm. Tools, equipment, hot drinks and biscuits are provided.