Monday, March 07th, 2016 | Author:

Thanks to active member Phil, we have a Flickr group which is populated with loads of fantastic pictures of the insect and bird life that eager photographers have catalogued on their visits to the site, including Firecrests and Lesser redpoll. It’s setup as an open group so you can contribute your own pictures and videos to share with everybody. Please do! You’ll find a permanent link in the sidebar to the right.

Sunday, January 21st, 2018 | Author:

If you would like to help with maintenance at the WWA Reserve please come along to the working group at the Reserve on Sunday 28th January, starting around 10-00.

 

If you would like to come along we have several jobs to do.

  • We need help moving a pile of rubble from behind the shed to continue to build up the bank around the inlet.
  • The recent winds have brought down branches and we need to go around the site to tidy the trees up.
  • There is quite a bit of tree debris around that needs moving to the allotment.
  • We still need to cut down the bank alongside the mere in the allotment.
  • And finally, there is now a large pile of wood ready for burning if the weather is dry leading up to next Sunday.  If it continues to be wet we will have to postpone  the bonfire

 

  • If you have not been to a working group before please find someone with a green tee shirt (with a heron logo) and introduce yourself. They will help you to find an activity that suits you. We provide gloves and the tools you will need. We break for cake and tea/coffee at 12-00, giving an opportunity to chat to other volunteers.

 

Sunday, November 26th, 2017 | Author:

Thank you to the volunteers who worked hard this morning to remove a fence and clear away brambles and dog wood in the Shady Place.  The photos tell the story of the morning.

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Saturday, March 18th, 2017 | Author:

Daylight is increasing, temperatures and sap rising, and amphibious activity abounds ….

frog images courtesy of Eoin Daly

 

and Spring as seen from the Shady Place

a welcome return for green shoots and a blue sky

 

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Thursday, December 29th, 2016 | Author:

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Friday, December 09th, 2016 | Author:

Two of these moths have been spotted hibernating in one of the sheds on the WWA Reserve img_0205

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Friday, November 18th, 2016 | Author:

 

Heron posing on bridge

Heron posing on bridge

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Saturday, October 01st, 2016 | Author:

It has been mentioned that this page is a bit out of sync with the seasons, and so here’s a view shot in September, but this was September 1992 – our formal open day. Star guest David Bellamy has his back to the camera though …..

 

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but just to show that things have been happening, our resident pair of woodpecker busy earlier this year …

 

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Monday, April 11th, 2016 | Author:

Springtime is coming!

With an obvious eye for a view, Soonu Dilke sent us this photo of the Mere (with the willow basket sculpture on the opposite bank) taken on a sunny afternoon in March…

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Many thanks Soonu, we look forward to more of your photos in the future.