Arlingham_hedge_planting_-_little_helperStroud Valleys Project are on a mission in Arlingham – after spending last summer surveying the area to map the local hedgerow network, SVP volunteers are now working hard to bridge the gaps by creating new hedgerows and gapping up old ones.

Hedges are the perfect habitat for songbirds, mammals and insects. They are especially important in Arlingham as they provide links for bats so they can get out from their roosts into their favourite foraging grounds (as well as picking up a tasty treat while flying above hedges).

Five local farms are involved in this project and so far SVP volunteers planted a Arlingham_hedge_planting_-_bat_motorway210m section of a new hedge at Westend Farm. If you want to get involved, learn more about planting native trees in fantastic company, as well as help bats, please get in touch with Nadine Smykatz-Kloss who runs the Tuesday group and Ivi Szaboova whose group is planting on Fridays. Both groups are out from 10am until 3pm.

You’ll need a packed lunch. Tools, gloves, training and refreshments are provided by SVP. No toilets on sites.

Contact Nadine Smykatz-Kloss or Ivi Szaboova on 01453 753358

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Stroud Valleys Project is a limited company,
registered in England and Wales.    

Registered number: 2224016    

Registered charity number: 900107

Stroud Valleys Project,
8 Threadneedle Street,
Stroud,
Gloucestershire,
GL5 1AF

Tel: 01453 753358

Fax: 01453 755641

Email: info@stroudvalleysproject.org

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