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, May 22nd, 2017 | Author:

Sunday 28th May is our regular monthly working party at the WWA Reserve and if you can join us there is plenty to do.

The main jobs are the meadow area in the allotment (scything), the shady area, in particular cutting away some of the dogwood and digging out the smaller ones and removing brambles/nettles/hogweed.  Also, we will be removing some small plum trees in the area beside the allotment where they have self-seeded.  We are offering them for volunteers to take away if they want them for a garden or allotment (first come first served and please bring along a plastic bag).  There is bound to be cutting back pathways for anyone wanting something a bit less strenuous; foliage is growing at a frantic rate at the moment.
10-00 start, we provide gloves and tools and break around noon for a drink, cake and chat with other volunteers.  Please come along and if it is your first time find someone wearing a green top with heron logo and introduce yourself so that we can welcome you to our work party.
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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 …..



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



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…



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