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, May 25, 2009

A special morning - come and join us!

Next Sunday morning, May 31st, we will be exploring the Nature Reserve with the new full colour Nature Journal.

Come along and claim your FREE Nature Journal. We're meeting at 10 am at the Shire Way gate.

Deer deer...

A couple of photos of a stag taken at the top edge of the Lower Meadow this weekend.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

May blossom

"May blossom" - Photo by Isabel Ryan

The hawthorn is now in full bloom. Around the Bristol area the blossom is so well known that the hawthorn itself is often just referred to as "May".

But it's not a blossom that would be welcome inside the house - it's supposed to be very unlucky, as the smell was apparently similar to London during the Great Plague.

On a more positive note the hawthorn is also the species of the Holy Thorn, reputedly brought to Glastonbury by Joseph of Arimathea (Source)