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14th June 2011, Tuesday

Swift Conservation


The decline of Swifts has been highlighted over the last couple of years by the RSPBs “Help us Help Swifts” project. To raise awareness of this issue we have arranged a talk from Edward Mayer of the Swift Conservation Trust.

If you would like to find out more or discover how you or your community can help these wonderful birds, please join us this Saturday 18th June, 1.30-3pm at The New Hall, Rectory Lane, Winchelsea. Read the rest of this entry »

31st March 2011, Thursday

National Trust, Winchelsea- March

2011 is the year of our Water Vole habitat management trial along one of the ditches just west of New Gate, Winchelsea. After completing vegetation management in February, creating a wiggly channel of open water with scalloped “bays”, the electric fence went live on 10th March. This will protect the bank from trampling and poaching by livestock and leave the voles a wider strip of grass to feed on.¬†Their activity will be monitored from next month.¬† Read the rest of this entry »

16th March 2011, Wednesday

Volunteers for National Trust at Winchelsea

We are looking for volunteers to help us with a variety of tasks across the Winchelsea Property Portfolio including the Royal Military Canal, Wickham Manor and Crutches Farm at Winchelsea, Old Marsham Farm and Market Wood at Pett Level and Telham Fields near Battle.
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