10.00am–3.30pm Saturday 20th October Autumnal silk painting Let the colours and shapes of autumn inspire you! In this seasonal workshop, artist Marion Kardasz will show you how easy and fun it is to create silk paintings. £40.00 (Includes materials) For information on how to sign up for this event e-mail Mandy Leivers at firstname.lastname@example.org
10am-3.30pm Thursday 1st November Autumnal antics Get arty on the Downs! Using seeds, leaves and berries, we’ll create some colourful autumn art. In the afternoon make a magical autumnal leaf lantern to take home. For these events, drop off children at 10am and pick up at 3.30pm, £15.00 per child For information on how to sign up for this event e-mail Mandy Leivers at email@example.com
7.00pm–8.00pm Tuesday 6th November Looking after Leigh woods For over a thousand years Leigh Woods has been managed for its timber. In tonight’s talk, Tom Blythe will reveal how today the Forestry Commission manages part of the woods and Paradise Bottom for timber production, recreation and for the rich variety of wildlife that thrives there. £4.00 For information on how to sign up for this event e-mail Mandy Leivers at firstname.lastname@example.org
10.00am–4.00pm Saturday 17th November Identifying trees in winter This course will enable participants to confidently identify British native tree and shrub species by looking at their key features including winter buds, twigs, bark and their size/shape. Ecologist Neill Talbot will show you how surprisingly simple this can be when you know what to look for. £25.00 For information on how to sign up for this event e-mail Mandy Leivers at email@example.com
7.00pm Wednesday 21st November ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. Redland Green Bowling Club
10.00am–2.00pm Saturday 1st December Creating Christmas wreaths Get into the Christmas spirit on this practical workshop with Sue Amesbury of greengarland. Sue will show you how to make a fresh, fragrant Christmas wreath to take home for your front door. £30.00 (Includes materials and a mince pie or two!) For information on how to sign up for this event e-mail Mandy Leivers at firstname.lastname@example.org
7.00pm–9.00pm Tues 11th / Weds 12th / Thurs 13th December* Christmas star party on the Downs Wrap up warm for a seasonal night of stargazing with the Bristol Astronomical Society and Shaaron Leverment and Ben Brown from Explorer Dome. Be amazed as you look at the Orion Nebula through a telescope. Learn how to spot the main winter constellations and enjoy hearing the stories written in the stars with a unique festive twist. £7.50 (adults) £4.00 (children) (Includes a hot drink and a star-shaped cookie!) Please book in advance but pay on the evening. Run in conjunction with the Friends of the Downs and Avon Gorge. *You need to be free for all three evenings as the weather may be unsuitable on the 11th or 12th. For information on how to sign up for this event e-mail Mandy Leivers at email@example.com
Deep litter picking FODAG volunteers and friends forage for litter one Saturday morning of the month during the winter from 10 am to 12 pm. If you would like to join the merry band please contact Martin for details.
Butterfly Survey Friends have actively surveyed the butterfly population of the downs over the last 6 years adding to national data. (data is held on our website). If you are interested in being involved please contact Martin on the form below.
Goat and Gully Monitoring A group of Friends keep a regular eye on the Goats in the Gully, making sure they are happy and healthy. Also we are looking to create a similar group who take note of the health of the Victorian steps and it's surroundings. If you would like to find out more or to get involved please contact Martin on the form below.
Conservation Sundays the second Sunday in the Month. doing a range of activities please register an interest with Richard on the form below
Dead hedging the dead hedge working party work to build and maintain the dead hedges. If you are interested in being involved please contact Robin on the form below.