October 18

Conservation Group Martlesham

Portal Woodlands Conservation Group

In September, the Volunteers returned back to the woods after a break during a hot August. I am pleased to report a lucky sighting of a slow worm enjoying the summer warmth on one of our paths.

Do you enjoy walking along our woodland paths and following the marked routes? Do you enjoy seeing nature thriving on your doorstep? Do you enjoy the historic sites preserved in the woodland? If any of your answers to these are a ‘yes’ and you can spare an hour or two each month then maybe please consider joining us. Meet new people, get some exercise and enjoy the fresh air, join us to help protect the woodlands. All ages and abilities are welcomed with open arms.


At the beginning of the summer the Group’s tool store was broken into and after the theft of some of our tools we are in need of replacements; if anyone has any old gardening tools they no longer require and would be happy to donate then please let us know (contact details below). It would be much appreciated.


Dates for the Diary

Volunteer Work Morning (all ages)
Sunday 21st October, 10:00am – Noon.

Meet at the Education Area. Tools, training and light refreshments provided.

All welcome – no need to book.

Sunday 21st October: Path chippings.
Saturday 17th November: TBA
Sunday 16th December (Christmas event): TBA

Nature Explorers (11-18 year olds)

Saturday 17th November, 9:00am – 11:00am. Please book a place via our email address below.


Nature Watch Club (5-11 year olds)

Dates to be confirmed.


New volunteers of all ages and abilities are always welcome. No experience needed. For further information, please contact us at pwcg.martlesham@gmail.com, phone: 01473 612632 or visit our website: pwcg.onesuffolk.net  or join our members’ Facebook Group by messaging Duncan Sweeting.

Sam Cork, Nature Explorer and Young Volunteer.

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