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.

Thursday, February 21st, 2019 | Author:

Thursday, February 21st, 2019 | 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, 24th February starting around 10-00.  The jobs we have to cover-

  • We need to finish skimming the layer of mud off the driveway and put down some gravel.
  • Also, there are three post-holes to be dug alongside the drive and then putting posts in to give a boundary line.
  • The Wednesday group did a lot of hedge trimming and cutting of branches that need to be cut to shorter lengths ready for burning – there may be a bonfire but that is for Sheila to decide on the day.
  • There is an area in the Pyghtle that needs digging over.
  • If anyone feels energetic the allotment grassed area needs scything and cutting with the hand mower.
  • Hedge laying

If you have not been to a working group before please find someone with a green tee shirt or fleece (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.

Thursday, January 24th, 2019 | Author:

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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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