Conservation field work mainly involves the removal of those plants that tend to dominate if left to their own devices.
But we also do other work, including some re-planting and widening the rides through the woodlands.
We use machinery for this work and we'll provide training where appropriate. But there's still a lot of work done by hand and for this we'll provide gloves, ear defenders and hand tools as well as the machines.
In the main we work on Thursday mornings for three hours. Normally we work from September to March, so as not to disturb the wildlife during the nesting/breeding season. With a refreshment break in the middle, it sounds easy. The reward is the sight of regenerating heaths and the knowledge that the diversity of wildlife is increasing.
Some volunteers at West Runton also choose to work at Felbrigg Hall and/or Sheringham Park. It's up to you.