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Removing scrub to connect ponds at Swinley Brick Pits

Odonata Habitat Management Service (OHMS)

OHMS comprises a small group of volunteers specialising in conservation work on bogs, wet heath and valley mires. Our main focus is managing suitable habitats for dragonflies (odonata) though we take an interest in other fauna and flora. The team spends about one-third of its effort at Wildmoor Heath Nature Reserve, the County Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) site. Work parties are also held in East Berkshire on land owned by the Crown Estate, Forestry Commission and Bracknell Forest Borough Council, with all of whom we have developed a close working relationship.

There are five main tasks that the team undertakes:

We meet most Fridays 10am to 3pm from October through to the end of April.

Whilst the work can be quite demanding physically, we are always delighted to welcome new members who are reasonably fit and able to work on uneven wet sites. No previous experience necessary!

For further information email Michael Byrne at: