News from the Heath March 2018
The Pasque Flowers are being true to their name and starting to flower in time for Easter.
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Volunteering opportunities on Therfield Heath Nature Reserve
The Conservators of Therfield Heath would like to hear from anyone interested in getting actively involved in the maintenance of the Therfield Heath Nature Reserve on a voluntary basis.We have set up a group of volunteers to undertake practical tasks such as scrub clearance, approximately once a month.
If you would like to be part of an active team of practical volunteers helping to maintain and improve Therfield Heath, please get in touch with us.
Scrub clearance is an essential part of the site maintenance. The chalk grassland habitat of Therfield Heath is extremely scarce in this country. Historically, the chalk grassland was cropped short by grazing animals so the scrub never had a chance to take hold. If we do not tackle the encroaching scrub, we will lose the chalk grassland and its specialist inhabitants such as the chalkhill blue butterfly and the pasque flower.
If you would like to be involved, or simply want more details,