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.

Sunday, June 03, 2018

Plant identification walk near Shire Way - Sunday 17 June

Please join expert Rupert Higgins of Wessex Ecological Consultancy and members of Wapley Bushes Conservation Group to explore the path and linear woodland alongside the railway. We saw several notable plants here last year, and we want to find out what else is along this well-used pathway just across the railway from Wapley Bushes. This event is sponsored by South Gloucestershire Council.

Meet at the Shire Way entrance to the woodland, south Yate, BS37 8US, 10.00 am.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Lilliput Park - June and July work mornings

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

The next work mornings will be on Tue 5th June, Sat 23rd June and Tue 3rd July. Then we shall be having a summer break until September.

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.

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

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Lilliput Park - May work mornings

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

The May work mornings will be on Tue 1st and Sat 26th. 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.

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

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Ridge Wood Evening Bird Chorus Walk - Tuesday 8th May


Take an evening stroll through Ridge Wood and experience the sounds of spring with Ed Drewitt.
Ed is a freelance naturalist and is a regular contributor on BBC's Springwatch and The One Show etc. Further info on his website here.



Meet at Quarry Road entrance to woods - 7:15pm (
see map here )

Pay on Arrival - Adult £3.00 Child - £1.50
No need to book, just come along!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Kennedy Way Pond & River Frome Workday - Saturday 5 May

We shall be carrying out a general spring clean by the River Frome and at the Kennedy Way Pond nature area.

Meet at the Kennedy Way Pond, Link Road, Yate Shopping Centre, 10.00am (parking is available at the two car parks on either side of Link Road, BS37 4AY).

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Keep your eyes on the skies!

The weather seems to be bringing in some birds that are unusual for our area. Craig Lewis spotted a pair of Red Kites above Maisemore, just off Shire Way yesterday:

Photo by Craig Lewis
They stayed around for quite a while and gradually moved off heading north.

What's more Craig also spotted a Hoopoe early this morning at Kingsgate Park - that's quite a rarity, the RSPB reckons that only about a hundred make it to our shores each year. In case you see it, here's what they look like:
Source: RSPB


Sunday, April 08, 2018

Ridge Wood work morning - Sunday 22 April

Meet at 10.00 am at the Melrose Close entrance to woods (see map here)
Jobs to suit all abilities, gloves and tools provided
Finish at 12:00 noon approx.

Find out more from the Ridge Wood websit