- Clee Hill CWG meeting – 21 March 2017. For more information, see here.
- Clee Hill CWG Bird Group Meeting – 27 March 2017. For more information, see here.
About the Group
The Group has been running since February 2012 with the aim of bringing together people interested in wildlife to do something positive for local species. The groups activity is centred on the open hill land of Titterstone Clee and Clee Hill Common, and includes the surrounding land which provides the landscape and community setting of the Hill, extending approximately as far as Knowlegate and Knowbury to the south, Bitterley to the west, Cleedownton and Bromdon to the north, and Catherton Common and Doddington to the east. Since February 2012, over 80 volunteers have been involved with five different wildlife survey groups, 20 people have helped with the general running of the group through our steering committee, and other local people have given their time to help at public meetings and events. It’s also been enjoyable and fun! Our five survey groups have focused on Lapwing & Curlew, woodland birds, butterflies and moths, Peregrine breeding, and botanical surveys of wildlife sites (see below for the survey group pages). The valuable data generated from the surveys is being used to benefit local wildlife in practical ways: help has been offered to landowners to access agri-environment schemes, new wildlife sites have been adopted by Shropshire Wildlife Trust, and practical works have been carried out on a number of local wildlife sites.
Thank you to everyone involved for all your support and help so far, and best wishes for 2016. We look forward to hearing from you.
For more information about Clee Hill Community Wildlife Group’s activities or for any other enquiries please contact either: Andrew Heideman (Committee Member) by email or phone: 07807198572; or Sue Dawes (Chairwoman) by email. We would also like to hear from anyone who has any suggestions on future activities that the group could take part in.
Rush Pastures Management Factsheet. Butterfly Conservation have created this factsheet which provides guidance on rush pasture management – with the aim of benefiting wildlife. There is a lot of rush pasture habitat in the local area, so hopefully local landowners might find this useful.
Events and Activities 2016
Clee Hill Community Wildlife Group – Annual Public Meeting
Tuesday 8th March, 7:30pm at Clee Hill Village Hall.
The main purpose is to present the results of last year’s work, and recruit new helpers for the coming season.
It will include the AGM (election of a Committee, and we need new members for that too).
At the end there will be a raffle, tea/coffee cakes and a chance for people to view the displays and talk to the survey group leaders. Please encourage your friends, and anyone you know who might be interested, to come along.
The Clee Hill Community Wildlife Group Needs Your Help
We were greatly helped initially by Cath Landles from the Shropshire Hills AONB Partnership and by a number of outside folk who helped to set up the Clee Hill Community Wildlife Group and organise the various surveys. Now the funding that we received to support the group is beginning to run out and we need to stand on our own two feet.
We are looking for local residents to join our committee to fill vacant posts and provide general support. The committee members are responsible for running the group and contributing ideas for wildlife activities. Interest and enthusiasm are more important than expertise! It’s not a huge commitment and shouldn’t take up too much of your time – a few weekday evening meetings and 1-2 public meetings each year. It’s also enjoyable to be involved with our committee (believe it or not!) so please get in contact if you think you can help out. We are looking for someone to take on the role of secretary and someone to take the minutes at our committee meetings. We would also welcome people to join our committee to provide general support. To find out more please contact either: Andrew Heideman (Committee Member) by email or phone: 07807198572; or Sue Dawes (Chairwoman) by email.
The Survey Groups
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