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 11, 2008

Report from work morning 27th January

On a bright but cold morning we tackled some very different jobs. First we planted some trees and bushes to fill in the gaps in the picnic area hedge.

Then we moved on to the lower end of the Western Wood...

... where we planted a range of native wild flowers - red campion, lesser celandine and bluebells. Notice that there are green shoots already poking their heads up through the leaf mould.

We also cleared a ditch on the side of the Lower Meadow to help the recent rain to flow away without spilling out into the field.

These photos were taken by Isabel Ryan - thank you, Isabel.

Effects of Global Warming

Springlike sunshine in Harry Stoke today

Here's an interesting post by a Canadian blogger writing about the effects of global warming in this part of our country, and quoting some recent press articles.