For July 2023.
A new event from the Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project:
Butterfly Heaven! Discovery walk on the Downs.
Sunday July 9th 2pm – 3.30pm £7.50
Have you ever heard of a Holly blue or a Speckled wood? You might be surprised to learn they are names of native butterflies found on our delightful Downs in Bristol! Get involved in our hunt as we work out which of our 21 summer species inhabit which habitat and discover some unexpected fascinating facts along the way. Join Timothy Dowling of FoDAG and others as we take a pleasant afternoon stroll on the Downs to see which species we can find.
To book visit https://www.wildplace.org.uk/whats-on-page/butterfly-heaven/ or call: 0117 428 5300
DLC (Deep Litter Collection) March 2023
Last FOD+AG Litter Clearance Session of 2022 - 2023 season
Date : Saturday 25.3.23
Time : 10.00 - 11.30am
Meeting Point : Intersection of Ladies Mile with tarmac path linking Ivywell Road with Worrall Road.
Target Area : Either side of Stoke Road from top of Stoke Hill in the west to top of Blackboy Hill in the east including environs of the Water Tower and Cafe to the north and The Dumps to the.south. A self-identifying group of us will first be deployed to widen the several paths through the Dumps to allow litter clearance from there.
* The coda to this final movement for those who can make it will be a gathering at the Downs Cafe for refreshment in celebration another hard-worked and successful DLC Season.
As indicated in the notice of this event already published od our web-side and Facebook Page, please sign up in the usual manner by telephone at 01179249435 or by email to <email@example.com> and on this occasion add whether you would be prepared to use tools to cut back encroaching vegetation or would rather stick to litter clearance.
Thank you .........and kind regards,
See also Friends of the Downs Facebook page
DLC (Deep Litter Collection) early 2023
Saturday 25th February (please note new information).
Late February FOD+AG Deep Litter Clearence (DLC)
Date : Saturday 25 2.23
Time : 10.00 - 1130am
Meeting Point : Close to the last parking bays on the west side of Ladies Mile just before where it joins Circular Road.
Target Area : South of the tarmac path from Ivywell Road to the woodland edge of the Gorge between Ladies Mile in the East to and including Ash Wood in the West.
Please sign up as usual with Martin at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or 01179249435
Saturday 25th March - a general clean-up in a more open location.
Please sign up, if you would like to join us in the usual way via email to email@example.com or by phone on 0117 924 9435. The more of us who help, the less the burden on anyone. Martin Collins
Dead Hedging in January and February 2023
Protect the wild flower meadows by restoring the ‘dead hedges’ that guide runners and walkers away from sites. Do come and join us...it makes a huge difference to the wildflower meadow!
Tools provided - bring gloves and secateurs if you have them.
29th January 9.30am.
5th February 2.00pm.(note time)
12th February 9.30am.
19 February 9.30am.
To sign up please email Robin firstname.lastname@example.org
FOD+AG Deep Litter Clearance – 7th January 2023
A Happy Christmas and New Year from Timothy and I and we look forward to meeting up in January. Kind regards, Martin and Timothy
Tuesday 29th or Wednesday 30th November or Thursday 1st December*
Christmas Star Party on the Downs. Run in conjunction with the Friends of the Downs & Avon Gorge.
Wrap up warm for a seasonal night of stargazing with the Bristol Astronomical Society and Shaaron Leverment and Ben Brown from Explorer Dome. Be amazed as you look at the Orion Nebula through a telescope. Learn how to spot the main winter constellations and enjoy hearing the stories written in the stars with a unique festive twist.
7 - 9pm, £10 (adults) £5 (children). Includes a hot drink and a star-shaped cookie!
Please book in advance but pay on the evening.
Book by calling 0117 903 0609 or email email@example.com
*You need to be free for all three evenings as the weather may be unsuitable on the 29th or 30th November.