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.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Next work morning - Sunday March 11

A choice of activities... Join us for a SPRING CLEAN (no, we haven't got any skunks - not that we know of, anyway) - meet 10 am at the Shire Way gate.

The more energetic amongst us will also be COPPICING self-seeded ash in the Centenary Wood.

Ring Paul on 01454 315851 or 07771 562505 if you would like any more details.

Chips with everything - part 2

The cut wood has now all been chipped or stacked somewhere where it will provide habitat for various creatures.

I wondered how many years' growth had been cut back, so I counted the rings on the largest cut bough - I made it about 15 years growth, though of course most of what was cut was a lot younger than this.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Snow at Wapley

A few photos of Wapley in today's snow. I had to go to work, but I sent my photographic team - Margaret and Richard.

Fun in the snow - by Margaret

Wapley Church in snow - by Margaret

Logs in the wood - by Margaret

The Ride in Snow - by Richard

Trees gone blue - by Richard

Snowy view over Yate - by Richard

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Chips with everything - but not yet

There are lots of "arisings" laying around at the moment ("arisings" is the tree management jargon for the bits that are cut off)

The ground is too wet at the moment to get the chipper around without damaging the grass and leaving deep track marks.

Sorry, but the offcuts will be dealt with as soon as possible.