Wapley Bushes Local Nature Reserve, near Yate and Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire.


The Nature Reserve is run by the Wapley Bushes Conservation Group, a small group of volunteers.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Wapley Bushes - Clearing and nesting


If you've walked round Wapley Bushes in the last few days, you will have noticed that some large bramble patches have been cut down at the top end of the wood. These clearings are ready for the tree planting and clean-up day this weekend (25 March, meeting 10 am at the Shire Way entrance)

On Thursday 23rd you will start to see dormouse nesting tubes on branches in the wood - an ecological consultancy has been given permission to carry out a dormouse survey.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Lilliput Park work mornings Sat 1 April, Tue 4 April



A small band of enthusiasts - the Lilliput Conservation Group - is spending a couple of hours on the first Tuesday of each month, and also some Saturday mornings, tidying up the hedgerows and plantings in Lilliput Park.

Our next work mornings are Saturday 1 April and Tuesday 4 April. We will be planting up the rockery and planting shrubs along the wall in the Quiet Corner - there will be lots to do!

Please come along and help us improve this historic park. We shall be meeting at the Kingfisher Road gate at 10.00 am. Please wear suitable footwear and bring gloves if you have them.

You can check out the Lilliput Conservation Group on Facebook for more information.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Tree Planting and Spring Clean at Wapley Local Nature Reserve Workday Sat 25 March

We shall be planting 30 young woodland trees and carring out a spring clean, that will help to enhance the biodiversity of this precious nature reserve. Please wear stout footwear.
Meet at the Shire Way entrance to the woodland, south Yate, BS37 8US, 10.00am.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Quiz Night Live - Avon Wildlife Trust - Friday 17 March

This is your chance to have some fun and pick a team of Eggheads and bring them along to our general knowledge quiz in aid of Avon Wildlife Trust. You are most welcome make up a team name and bring your own snacks and beverages. We will also be serving tea and coffee for you in the break. Quiz teams are usually made up of four players at a cost of £2.50 per individual team member. Please contact Malcolm on 01454 310328 to book your team's place.

Venue: The Old Grammar School, High Street, Chipping Sodbury, BS37 6AH, 7.30pm.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Friends of Ridge Wood Woodland Work Morning - Sunday 19 March

Work Morning, 10:00am to 12 noon
Work days are a fantastic way to make a contribution to the future of this important local nature reserve, and they are great fun. Suitable for all abilities.
new volunteers always welcome, just turn up.
Meet at Melrose Close entrance to woods. (see map here)
Gloves & tools provided

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Lilliput Park work mornings Tue 7 March, Sat 1 April


A small band of enthusiasts - the Lilliput Conservation Group - is spending a couple of hours on the first Tuesday of each month, and also some Saturday mornings, tidying up the hedgerows and plantings in Lilliput Park.

Our next work mornings are Tuesday 7 March and Saturday 1 April.

Please come along and help us improve this historic park. We shall be meeting at the Kingfisher Road gate at 10.00 am. Please wear suitable footwear and bring gloves if you have them.

You can check out the Lilliput Conservation Group on Facebook for more information.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Yate Common work morning Thursday 2 March



Friends of Yate Common work morning meeting 10.00 am at the wetland area in the middle of the Common, Thursday 2 March. The aim is to remove bramble and rubbish from the trees above the wetland area. Everyone welcome! For more information about the group please check out the FOYC Facebook Group.

Join in your local litter pick!

Dodington Parish Council is arranging three litter picks this spring, one in each ward, to coordinate with some other local events:
  • Saturday 25th February 2017 10am - 12 noon
    Litter Pick: Meet at Parish Hall, Finch Road
    Or join in the conservation work at Lilliput Park from 10am - meet at Kingfisher Road gate
  • Saturday 25th March 2017 10am - 12 noon
    Litter Pick and conservation morning at Wapley Bushes
    Meet at Shire Way entrance to Nature Reserve
  • Saturday 8th April 2017 10am - 12 noon
    Litter Pick: Meet at Kelston Close, Front of Changing Rooms
    Or join in the Abbotswood Action Group Spring Clean and planting 
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Litter pickers, black sacks, disposable gloves will be provided.
Please join us and do your bit this spring.