Forthcoming Activities & Events

Welcome to our Activities section, here you will find details of the latest activities and events coming up in and around the Montefiore Woodland. So come along and learn about the woodland and its inhabitants. If you have any questions about any of our upcoming activities send us a message via our contact us page or you can email us at montefiorewoodland@gmail.com.

Forthcoming Work Parties

Beautiful Primroses Beautiful Primroses – Thanks to Lisa for donated plants

March 2017 work party – chippings

March 2017 work party - chippings

Spring has sprung in the woodland.

Work parties will be held on the first Saturday of the month 10am – 12 noon (weather permitting) (Excluding January + February) However, we do take part in the national RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch starting at 11am for 1 hour.

When? 

Work Party  –  The first Saturday of each month 10am – noon  (weather permitting)

An email reminder will be sent to the Friends of Montefiore Woodland a couple of days before each work party, although these won’t take place in bad weather.

(Please complete free online membership form to ensure receipt of emails.)

Where? Meet in the Clearing in Montefiore Woodland.

What? Tasks :  In September, hopefully the weather is kind allowing the meadow to brush-cut. However, all cuttings need to be removed to reduce nutrients in this area.

In spring / early summer removal of Alexander is always a priority and in the future Cow Parsley may also be reduced.

Ivy removal from the trees is another on-going task as is our litter collection.

big butterfly count Montefiore Woodland

Big butterfly count 19th July,2015 – Marbled White (thanks to Jacqui for photo).

Marbled White big butterfly count July 2015 .

When? Saturday 3rd August 2024 

Where? Meet in the Clearing in Montefiore Woodland.

What?  To count the number of butterflies seen in the woodland for the national survey big butterfly count.

Bat Walks Summer 2024.

Community Woodland Twilight Strolls starting from Montefiore Woodland and finishing within King George VI Park looking and listening for Bats!

You are invited to join us on one of our twilight strolls around Montefiore Woodland, along the local alleyways finishing at King George VI Park. We have several Bat Detectors to assist with location of any bats within the vicinity and many, especially children, delight in hearing these monitors when activated! This is a gentle stroll suitable for all ages.

Thanks to Shirley Thomson from Kent Nat Group Thanks to Shirley Thomson from introducing us to Bat  Strolls – Kent Bat Group.

When? NB No June Walk this year, as mid-summer, sunset too late in the evening! 

26th July @ 8:45pm (sunset 8:52pm)

27th August @ 7:30pm (sunset 7:46pm)

25th September @ 6:30pm (sunset 6:42pm)

Where? Meet in the Clearing in Montefiore Woodland.

What?  To contribute to the National Sunset Bat Survey during the summer months.

Forthcoming AGM

AGM photo When? Tuesday 16th April at tbc pm

Where? tbc, Ramsgate

What? A.G.M. 2024

NB SPECIAL EVENT!
10am Saturday 7th December, 2024: tbc

A shorter one hour Work Party to tidy up and plant our hedge whips around the rear of the Wildflower Meadow, before going across to the Emporium Cafe for a well-earned “thank you Cuppa” to our wonderful, loyal volunteers (payment of which is on us, our Treasurer will be there with the Woodland cheque book!)

A BIG thank you for your efforts!

Many thanks to the Emporium for accommodating us.