Monday, 19 January 2015

Garden event and plant sale May 9

MDT garden event 2014
The Murray Downland Trust will hold a garden event and plant sale at Casters Brook, Mill Lane, Cocking, West Sussex GU29 0HJ on Saturday 9th May. 

Opening time will be from 11.30 am to 4.30 pm. 

Various activities are being planned to take place over the day in a beautiful garden setting close to the Church. 

Please put the date in your diary and we look forward to seeing you on the day.

To view photos from last year's event: click here.

Friday, 16 January 2015

Winter work parties

5 November, 2014
The work parties at Heyshott escarpment have been running since October, though we have lost quite a few days due to inclement weather. We meet mostly on Wednesday mornings when MDT and Butterfly Conservation members join forces to maintain existing habitat and create new areas for the primulas to grow. Primroses and cowslips are the foodplant of the Duke of Burgundy butterfly, which is the object of the conservation work. Belted Galloway Cattle were moved onto the hill for a period to graze and create the optimum grassland for primulas.
October 1, 2014:

Belted Galloway Cattle

5 November, 2014:


11 November, 2014:



16 December, 2014:


14 January, 2014:


early primrose