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, January 28, 2008

Look out for fungi

At first glance the Reserve looks pretty bare at the moment, but if you look carefully you'll see all sorts of interesting things. Here are some fungi near the bottom gate of the Western Wood.

Caught napping

Spotted on Friday on a path in the Western Wood - this rabbit (probably an escaped domestic one), fast asleep. It looked in very good condition.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

A heron profits from the flooding

Spotted several mornings recently in the flooded field just Yate side of Frampton Cotterell - a heron staring intently into the water.

At first I thought it was being optimistic and looking for non-existent fish, but then I realised that it was looking for frogs - a tasty breakfast for a heron.

Workday this Sunday (27 January)

Just a reminder that the next Wapley Bushes Conservation Group is on Sunday, meeting at the Shire Way gate at 10.00 am. Please come along and help us. We will be doing some planting and general conservation work.

Please wear wellies or stout footwear and appropriate clothing. To find out more please ring Paul on 01454 315851 or Isabel on 01454 313055.