Volunteer Updates

Volunteer Updates

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Visit By local Wildlife Group

We recently welcomed the volunteer-run North Lancashire Wildlife group (NLWG) for an introduction to Hermitage Field Community Meadow, the ‘knapweed triangle’ and the floodplain meadow at the Crook O’ Lune.…
Earthworm survey on Hermitage Field

Earthworm Survey, 25 April 2024

Join us on Thursday 25 April between 2.00 and 4.00pm to help us with an earthworm survey. Earthworms are ecosystem engineers, crucial for the life of the soil. This will…
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Clearing the Brash!

Hedge laying activities create large amounts of brash – for Hermitage Field Community Meadow the recent hedge laying resulted in 130 metres of it! We would like to thank the…
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Traditional Hedge Laying

This January we were very fortunate to benefit from some superb work organised by the Lancashire and Westmorland Hedgelaying Association, who ran a four-day course on traditional hedge laying at…

Award from Lancashire Wildlife Trust

Hermitage Field Community Meadow has been given an ‘Action for Nature’ community group award by Lancashire Wildlife Trust. The award was one of several given to different community groups in…
Members of the British Standards Institution on Hermitage Field

Managing the Meadow with BSI

Over the summer we were delighted to receive a request from the British Standards Institution (BSI) in Lancaster asking if some of their workforce could donate a volunteering work day to…
Members of the Connecting People with Nature group on Hermitage Field

Connecting People with Nature

As part of the Connecting People with Nature project, we welcomed a super group of volunteers to the meadow on a glorious sunny day in August. The group enjoyed photographing…