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Archive of posts tagged Wey Meadow

Wey forward for river

by Rod Kebble On Wednesday 18th April, the Surrey Wildlife Trust and DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) hosted a workshop in Farnham to discuss the implementation of the EU’s Water Framework Directive in relation to the River Wey. Pierrepont Farm was represented by farmer Mike Clear and Brian Lavers, who leads the […]

Wey Meadow gets go ahead

by Rod Kebble Natural England, the regulator for Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs), has given written permission for the Pierrepont monitoring group to go ahead with its plan to excavate one of the old water channels in Wey Meadow, which constitutes Unit 5 of the Thursley, Hankley and Frensham Commons SSSI and was once […]

A charcoal kiln takes shape

by Rod Kebble & Conway Churchill A good turnout (13 volunteers) meant that the conservation group was able to undertake a number of tasks simultaneously on Saturday 23rd July. While two groups dealt with Himalayan Balsam in Wey Wood and across the river in Wey Meadow, another group tackled some recalcitrant rhododendrons with a drill […]

Pierrepont monitoring, 21st July 2011

by Brian Lavers Due to other commitments, July’s Monitoring Group day at Pierrepont took place on a Thursday and was spent on the Wey Meadow SSSI (site of special scientific interest) where we carried out the first of our planned annual plant diversity surveys. Rain threatened all day but came to nothing. The occasional burst […]

Pierrepont monitoring, 18th June 2011

by Brian Lavers Four of us assembled to complete another sample count of Southern Marsh Orchids on the Wey Meadow SSSI (site of special scientific interest). Despite some heavy and disruptive showers the task was completed in good order. The same sample half hectare of the meadow as last year was marked out using tapes […]