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Warwick Natural History Society

TAXA

LEAD

METHOD

SURVEY

DATE

TRAINER

TRAINING

DATE

AUDIENCE

BIRDS

Derek Walton

BTO

Early March

(Graham)

Derek

TBA

WNHS & HoEF

BUTTERFLIES

Richard Dinsdale

UKBMS

From April

Richard

14/3/18

WNHS & HoEF

MOTHS

Ben Coleman

Site based

4 quarter

visits

Ben

TBA

WNHS

ALL FLORA

Veronica Hyland

DAFOR

Hedgerow

May/early July

Meadows

Late May

End June/July

John/Val

4 & 18/5/18


16 & 30/7/18

WNHS

FUNGI

John & Val Roberts

Walk

November '17

N/A

N/A

N/A

MAMMALS

except Bats

Peter Sanders

Longmoor traps

TBA

Gareth Price

TBA

WNHS

DRAGONFLIES






WNHS

INSECTS

Sabina George





WNHS

AMPHIBIANS

& REPTILES

Camille Newton

Refugia mats

TBA

Camille

RE-ARRANGED

24/4/18  10.00am

WNHS & HoEF

BATS


Bat Group

detectors

TBA

Bat Group

TBA

WNHS


INTRODUCTION

In 1996 Ralph’s Wood at Dorsington in South Warwickshire was planted to mark the start of a simple vision:
to plant, protect and preserve a huge broadleaf forest open to anyone. The now named Heart of England Forest (HoEF) stretches across the heart of England and will cover over the years up to 30,000 acres. The Warwick Natural History Society (WNHS) Project at the Noleham Wood and Brook site, is approximately 120 acres of this and is former poorly diverse farmland which has a newly planted plantation of mixed native species, some historic hedgerows, a brook, a saline pond and semi improved grassland.


                                                WNHS has formed a partnership with HoEF, Butterfly Conservation and
                                                            The Biodiversity Audit team to take forward the vision for this project.




VISION

To enhance, by 2030, the Noleham site from one of relatively poor biodiversity to a sustainable mosaic of habitats rich in biodiversity for the flora and fauna which exemplify this area of South Warwickshire.
The project will be informed by the local geology and historical use of the site together with the more recent habitat restoration integral to the aims of the HoEF.

To connect with and inspire members of WNHS and the wider community through a shared deeper understanding of and experience with the natural and semi natural environment.

FIELD VISITS

Car parking is free to WNHS members engaged with field visits.
Location:  MAP 151        GR144484
Between Long Marston and Dorsington
Go straight through Welford on Avon on the Long Marston road.
At the end of Long Marston village turn right onto the Dorsington Road then immediately passing the church of Saint James the Great on your left.  You will soon come to the car park on your right.

HEART OF ENGLAND FOREST -  NOLEHAM PROJECT