A guided walk of Hempstead Meadows nature reserve in Uckfield is due to take place on Saturday (October 29).
It will start at 9.30am at the entrance from the Waitrose car park and last about 45 minutes taking in the changes that autumn brings to the reserve.
The walk has been organised by a group set up to support the nature reserve. A similar group has been set up at West Park and a guided walk was held there last week. It was led by biologist Dr David Hall who helped identify trees and birds.
Both groups were launched earlier this month at the United Reformed Church hall where volunteers were told about the objectives and constitution set out by Uckfield Town Council.
Cllr Paul Meakin said the aim was to promote and encourage the wider community to get involved to use and enjoy the reserves and to encourage groups within the town to use them for bird watching, plant study, walking, or just the enjoyment of nature.
The town’s ranger Geoff Pollard, who is responsible for the environmental management of the plants and wildlife talked about future activity he is planning which includes hedge-laying, bracken/bramble clearing and tree management.
Mr Pollard also has oversight of sheep currently grazing in the conservation area in the West Park nature reserve.
If you are interested in learning more about the nature reserves or becoming a supporter please contact Paul Meakin 01825 749779 or Sandra Wiles 01825 764942.
To keep in touch with the work of the supporters visit the Uckfield Nature Reserves Supporters Group Facebook page.
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