Join us for a joint Volunteer Task Day to improve reptile habitat in the picturesque New Forest National Park.

We will be removing overgrown gorse and small pine trees to restore an important old quarry face which is an important area for reptiles and amphibians. This is a Snakes in the Heather (SitH) project event in collaboration with Forestry England. Click the button below to book you place!

Wednesday 22nd February 2023

Start time: 10:00am
End time: 15:00pm (or stay for as long as you wish)

Location: Please note; we will drive from the meet point to the work site along a gravel track.

What to bring:

  • Strong gardening gloves; we will loan pairs to anyone who does not have their own. All hand tools and other task equipment will be provided.
  • Stout footwear and trousers suitable for walking in thick heathland vegetation (heather/gorse) and on uneven ground; clothes appropriate for the weather conditions.
  • Lunch (if staying all day) and plenty of water. 

Public toilets: Please note that there are no public toilets at this site; the nearest are Burley Public Toilets a 5-10 minute drive away.

Leaders & mobile:
Owain Masters (Snakes in the Heather Project Officer): 07388 948 442

Rick Sharp (ARC Field Officer): 07810 770 565

Cancellation: If you can no longer attend this event or have any questions, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing: [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you there! 

Best wishes,
The Snakes in the Heather Team

Snakes in the Heather is supported by a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant. 



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