Woods Mill 50: Blackthorn Whip Planting (26/01/19) Saturday, 26th January 2019 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Blackthorn provides a fantastic range of resources to a huge variety of creatures. Its early spring flowers provide a vital nectar source for pollinating insects, its foliage acts as a food plant for moths, its branches provide egg laying habitat for butterflies and its dense, tangled, thorny thickets provide a perfect nesting environment for a number of bird species. Here at Woods Mill, Nightingale, Turtle Dove and Brown Hairstreak are all species that’ll benefit from the increased presence of Blackthorn. Come down and join us as we plant a large number of blackthorn whips and install hurdle fence to protect the new shoots from grazing.

Please bring suitable clothing, footwear (probably wellies) and a packed lunch.

Meet at the noticeboard (by the bridge) at Woods Mill, Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9SD.

Free event though booking essential as places are limited.

To book email swtbookings@sussexwt.org.uk

This event is part of Sussex Wildlife Trust’s celebration of 50 years at Woods Mill.Thanks to generous support from ScottishPower Foundation.