Burton Conservation Volunteers

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Burton Conservation Volunteers is an independent group carrying out regular practical environmental tasks all year round in the Burton area and slightly further afield. If you are interested in joining us, click here for more details about the group.

See details of our forthcoming tasks in the Calendar.

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BCV were back at Chasewater on Sunday. It was more heathland management near to the sailing club. The work involved clearing scrub so that the lovely heather can flourish more easily. It was a nice day for the work but after lots of rain recently wellies were needed to work in some areas.

Branston Water Park

It was back to Branston Water Park today and working in the reed-beds. With a bit of luck, one day the water level will be higher again and the reed-beds will flourish as a result of this. In the meantime, BCV are trying to remove as much scrub as possible.

Honey harvest and Hive talk

July 23rd/24th/26th Last weekend was the main honey harvest of the year at the allotment, when BCV members and other volunteers helped our resident bee-keeper Stuart (from B C Bees) with extracting the honey from the hives. The individual frames from the hives are removed, and firstly the wax ‘cap’ layer is scraped off each…

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