Get stuck in the bog…


Chasewater has some very diverse habitats and is a fascinating place – why not get involved?

For those of you into conservation and the local environment, there’s this event going on at Norton Bog (that’s north Chasewater) this Sunday, 26th February 2017 – the Friends of Norton Bog are a great group and you can find out more about them at the event.

Staffordshire County Council wrote:

Sunday 26th February 9.30 am – 1pm
Conservation taster – Heathland Management
Learn how we manage our rarest habitat at Chasewater.
You’ll learn about srub control, grazing and cutting of Heathland, ecology and wildlife.
If weather permits, we’ll try some controlled heather burning!
This is a free event, but please pre book on
01543 370737
Meet at Norton Bog car park, off the Burntwood Road, Norton Canes, at 9.30am


Image from Staffordshire County Council’s Chasewater Facebook page

Heather burning

The Friends of Norton Bog have been doing some controlled heather burning recently. Done within all safety guidelines, and with expert supervision, this spectacular method of heathland management will kill off the old leggy heather stems and stimulate new growth from the roots.

This will give us the variety of old and very young heather that makes a good quality heathland and it will also attract a larger array of insects too.

Thanks to our regular volunteers Geoff, Phil, Ben, Brian, Matt and James. Thanks also to new volunteer Lynn for getting stuck in right from the word go!!

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