April volunteer activity

Les Creux Country Park

Sunday 12th April 2015 – Les Creux Country Park, St Brelade – 10:30 – 13.00

From Jersey Conservation Volunteers

The details The Les Creux Country Park site as a whole comprises an area of approximately 45 hectares, with a diverse range of habitats including pasture and arable fields, acid grassland, woodland and coastal heathland. Much of it was originally an area of open farmland which was turned into a ‘country park’ in 2000.

Field boundaries in this area have largely been allowed to become overgrown as the dense bramble and bracken stands provide nesting and forage for a number of bird species as well as numerous small mammals.  Distinct local features like the banks, walls and hedges benefit a wide range of wildlife including bryophytes, invertebrates and lizards.However, bracken encroachment onto the grassland is a problem, and the plant, therefore, needs to be managed in order to prevent further spread.

The site Les Creux Country Park is situated above Beauport Bay, in the parish of St Brelade.

Parking Please park in the car park above Beauport Bay (Mont es Croix). On Google Maps use this link. In the Jersey Phone Directory the parking is above Beauport Bay on Map 6, in the middle of square J4, at the top of Mont es Croix, St Brelade.

The task Bracken cutting and raking.

Tools needed Please bring a garden rake and secateurs if you have them. Also, as usual, garden gloves if you have them, if not we have some you can borrow.

Clothing needed Old clothing and sturdy boots are recommended. Be prepared for any weather conditions as we will go ahead regardless!  Waterproofs, thermals or sun screen (fingers crossed) may all be useful.

Children All are welcome, young or old. Children under 16 must be supervised by an adult, but are very welcome.

Our very own Kim will be on hand at the end of the morning’s work to provide hot drinks and her wonderful homemade cakes.