Worthys Conservation Volunteers

"Our Local Natural Environment .. for Life"

Kings Worthy Headbourne Worthy Abbots Worthy Martyr Worthy

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"Bench building" "A lesson in wildflowers" "Putting up bird boxes"

You can help ...

We are always on the lookout for more members - there are plenty of tasks to do in the area and we would really appreciate some extra hands .. as the saying goes "many hands make light work" .. so come along and have some fun!!


Wildlife in the Worthys

Wildlife in the Worthys front cover

Celebrating our local nature and conservation achievements over the years, WCV has published a special booklet, "Wildlife in the Worthys".  It is a unique insight into the flora, fauna and natural history of the upper Itchen valley.  Twelve articles each describe a different aspect of the wildlife and habitats found in our area, beautifully illustrated with photographs and sketches.

The 40-page booklet can be downloaded here Wildlife in the Worthys.  To help nature conservation in the area, a donation can be made by contacting 07919 111221 or emailing enquiries@worthysconservationvolunteers.org.uk.

All proceeds are gratefully received.


Coming up in 2019 ...

Sunday 14 April, 2pm

Wildflower Planting, Headbourne Worthy

This month we will restore a couple of wildflower beds along Springvale Road.  This will involve digging up nettle and other weed, and planting wildflower plugs and scattering additional wildflower seed. In doing so this will enrich the ecology of some of our local verges.  Please wear suitable clothing and bring your own refreshment.

Sunday 5 May, 4.40am

Dawn Chorus, Itchen Stoke Down

Join us for an early morning stroll to catch the many birds in full song at Itchen Stoke Down.  Depending on the weather we can 20-30 with notables such as song blackcap, thrush, robin, black bird, tits, finches, and possibly some rarities too.  If you haven't witnessed the dawn chorus before, the joy of the first time will all be yours.  Meet on Northington road, about a 1/4 mile up the hill past Itchen Stoke Farm, postcode SO21 1BS, call 07919 111221 if you need help. Tea, coffee and bacon butties will be served at the end.

Sunday 19 May, 2pm

Dormice Survey Box Making

We shall be making survey boxes for dormice, and other stuff in preparation for the village fete at end of month. Please email enquiries@worthysconservationvolunteers.org.uk if you wish to come along.  Tea and buns served.

Monday 27 May, 1.30pm

Kings Worthy Fete, Church Green

More details soon.

Friday 7 June, 7pm

Swift Survey, Broadview, Kings Worthy

More details soon.

Sunday 16 June, 2pm

Wildflower Survey, Barton Meadows

More details soon.

Midsummer's Day, Friday 21 June, 7pm

Wildflower Survey, Lovedon Meadow

More details soon.



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