Saving England's most threatened species from extinction

Volunteer Task – Removal of Invasive Plant Species!

Location:

Forestry England Reserve Hyde Bog, parking off Sugar Hill, Wareham nearest postcode BH20 7EU

Date: 27th June

Time: 10am - 3pm

Join the Dorset's Heathland Heart Team on this practical habitat management task which will require some physical labour from you!
We will be pulling out the invasive Purple Pitcher plant which is an invasive non-native carnivorous plant - at one of our Back from the Brink sites Hyde Bog.

This plant is native to Canada and has been introduced here, it's been spreading on this site which is an SSSI and it needs to be contained to a small area. There is some interest in the plant, so it won't be being removed entirely but being controlled and restricted to a contained area of the reserve where it won't negatively impact native and vulnerable species.

Your help at this task will be really appreciated and will benefit some of our other rare plant species including Marsh Clubmoss which you may see on the day, as well as Lesser Bladderwort and Sundews.

We'll instruct you how to help and we'll be using hand tools.

Please wear suitable layers for the weather and carrying out practical work, and sturdy shoes. Please bring gardening gloves, as well as a garden fork or hand fork if you have one!

Bring your own lunch and a drink.

Let us know if you can make it - all welcome lindsey.death@plantlife.org.uk

Location is Forestry England Reserve Hyde Bog, parking off Sugar Hill, Wareham nearest postcode BH20 7EU