Welcome to Oliver's Battery Countryside Group
We are a conservation volunteer group in Oliver's Battery, Winchester, Hampshire.
Our aim is to 'Conserve, sustain and enhance the natural landscape and wildlife
of Oliver's Battery Parish for the benefit, education and enjoyment of local people'. To this end we carry out practical conservation
work, provide assistance for groups such as the Duke of Edinburgh's Award and organise 'fun' events to involve local people.
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Saturday 8th June afternoon.
Opening of the all weather sports area. Celebrate the neighbouring wildlife conservation area.
Tuesday 21st May - Strimming at the Wildlife Conservation Area.
Monday 20th May - AGM at the Wildlife Conservation Area.
Clare and Norma stood down as Chair and Secretary, and were replaced by Alison and Clare respectively.
Monday 29th April - Work party with volunteers.
Wednesday 3rd April: We took advantage of a sunny day during a very long cold
period to have a bonfire. We cleared up much of the site. In the pile awaiting
destruction we discovered a lot of the Spanish bluebell bulbs that were dug out
last year sprouting madly.
Wednesday 13th March 2013: We put up a bird box.
Monday 18th February 2013: A working party, clearing blackthorn runners, removing tree guards and having a small bonfire.
September and October: Duke of Edinburgh's Award students working on the Wildlife Conservation Area.
Sunday 16th September: Sixteen people attended the 'Foraging and cooking wild plants' session.