Monthly Archives: February 2011
The next phase of work on Black Down is underway with preparations for stone pitching to protect the Beacon Batch Barrow around the trig point which marks the highest point of the AONB at 325 metres above sea level. The … Continue reading
Our owl theme continued in February with exploring the diet of barn and tawny owls. The day began very early in a field above Charterhouse checking traps. Chris Sperring from the Hawk and Owl Trust had laid traps the night … Continue reading
AONB VOLUNTEER RANGERS – 2 vacancies (August 2011) have a look at our main volunteering page for more information.
January 2011 Blackdown Thursday January 6th The festive season had certainly brought out the revellers we thought, as we cleared away the copious amounts of Christmas wrapping paper plus lemons and onions from the car park at the top of … Continue reading
Mendip Hills AONB Young Rangers – First session of 2011 The first session of 2011 for the Mendip Hills AONB Young Rangers on Saturday 8th January combined a practical session making barn owl boxes and a chance to explore the … Continue reading
November 2010 The latest activity of the AONB Advanced Young Rangers Programme was a day of scrub clearance with the National Trust at Cheddar Gorge. The task, led by National Trust Ranger Rob Stephens with AONB Project Officer Andy Mallender … Continue reading
2010 There were volcanoes in the Mendip Hills! The geological theme continued in October with a visit to the Somerset Earth Science Centre at Moonhill Quarry. Looking down into the deepest quarry on the Mendips, the Young Rangers learnt that … Continue reading