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Thu 9th September 2021

Dead Hedge Day: an opportunity for volunteers to build wildlife habitats - Skipwith Common

Come and build a dead hedge! Have fun, get some exercise and find out more about the unique habitat of Skipwith Common all at the same time
Story Category: Skipwith Common


About this event

You can help the wildlife on Skipwith Common by building dead hedges. You don't need any experience: training and tools will be provided!

Dead Hedges are shelters made from branches, twigs and other cut materials resulting from thinning or clearing work on the Common. They are:

• good for wildlife - especially for small mammals and birds - because it gives them somewhere to shelter that is protected from predators and from the wind and rain. Because of their particular value as winter shelters, dead hedges (along with other shelters made of natural materials) are also known as hibernacula (from the Latin for winter, hibernus).

• good for insects: dead hedges in effect create a linear eco-pile.

So, come along and join the Friends of Skipwith Common in this important conservation work. Just bring yourself, strong footwear, some gloves and whatever refreshments you need to keep you going!



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