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.

Monday, August 21st, 2017 | 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 27th August, starting around 10-00. We have a number of areas that need to be worked on and the Reserve Manager will decide on priorities on the day. They are-

  • Finishing clearing the area between the allotment and River.
  • Creating another wildflower bed in the allotment.
  • Removing weeds/willowherb from the hedge outside the allotment.
  • Cutting grass/removing ‘wrong’ grass in the flowering meadow and planting plugs of wildflowers.
  • Picking apples if ripe and bagging to put out in exchange for donations.  As volunteers you are welcome to take some home so please bring along a bag.
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.
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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.