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, October 31, 2010

Excellent Wapley owl prowl - but don't forget Foray for Fungi tomorrow Mon 1 Dec)

There was an excellent turnout for last week's Wapley Owl Prowl - more than 40 people! Many thanks to Ian McGuire.

Tomorrow - Mon 1st December - we have a Fungus Foray led by Justin Smith. Last year's event was fascinating, and we saw many species we'd never even noticed before.

Come and join us, meeting at the Shire Way entrance to the reserve, Shire Way, Yate at 2.00 pm. The event will last until about 4.00 pm.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Coppicing and Shelter Building, Lower Woods - Sunday 7 November

Enjoy a fun day out in Lower Woods learning about the traditional art of coppicing, the use of coppice products and help with the care of this 700 acre nature reserve. You can also have a go at building your own shelter.

There will be baked potatoes in the bonfire to enjoy at lunchtime, but please bring drinks and other food.  This event is suitable for adults and children over 14 (if accompanied by an adult). All tools, training and equipment provided. Please wear waterproof footwear as this reserve can be damp.

This event is free but donations are welcome. For more information, and to book your place on this event quoting event code COPP10 01, please contact Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust on 01452 383333.
Meet at  Meet at Lower Woods Lodge, Inglestone Common, east of Wickwar, South Gloucestershire (OS Grid Reference ST 746881), 10.00am to 15.00pm (booking in advance required).

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Wildflower planting, Yate Common on Saturday - all welcome!

Please come and help the volunteers of the Friends of Yate Common doing some wildflower planting this Saturday (23 Oct) and help make this popular area ever better.

Meet at 10.30 am at the Reed Pond.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Kingsgate Park Ponds Workday - Sunday 31st October

We shall be undertaking maintenance of this important amphibian site including the cutting back of vegetation. Please wear gloves and wellington boots.

Meet at the Scott Way entrance to Kingsgate Park, Scott Way, Yate 10.00am.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

It's Your World - a successful event!

Thanks to all involved in the It's Your World environmental event at Yate Sports Centre today.

It was good to see just how many local and regional environmental organisations there are. Quite a lot of the people attending are involved in several of the local groups - we have quite a "Green Network" in our area!

Lots of people stopped at the Wapley Bushes display and asked us about the Reserve - some had visited before, and some didn't even know the Reserve existed. Hopefully we will get a few extra visitors in the coming months!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wapley Bushes Foray for Fungi - Monday 1st November

Get to know the difference between mushrooms and toadstools on a mycological adventure with Justin Smith.

Meet at the Shire Way entrance to the reserve, Shire Way, Yate, 2.00pm to 4.00pm.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Ridge Woods Twilight Owl Walk - Wednesday 27th October

Come and join Ian McGuire for a twilight owl prowl through Ridge Woods Nature Reserve  and hear him call for the resident tawny owls.

Meet at the Quarry Road entrance to Ridge Wood, Chipping Sodbury,7.30pm to 9.30pm.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Wapley Bushes Owl Prowl Monday 25th October

Take a twilight walk with Ian McGuire and hear him call for tawny owls. You won’t go home disappointed. Please wear warm clothing and stout footwear.

Meet at the Shire Way entrance to the reserve, Shire Way, Yate, 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

It's Our World - big local environment event Oct 16th, Yate Leisure Centre, 10am - 1pm

Come and join about 30 local environment organisations at this major event. There will be all sorts of stalls, children's activities and a talk by BBC Weatherman Richard Angwin!

Come and find out how you can get involved in looking after our local environment and help safeguard our world for future generations.

10 am - 1 pm Exhibition (Sports Hall)

10 am - 1 pm Produce market and outside events (West Walk)

10 am - 1 pm Children's trail and activities (Sports Hall)

11 am            Schools Poster Prize Presentation (Sports Hall)
by Richard Angwin (The BBC Points West Weather Man!)

11.15 - 11.45 am  Talk by Richard Angwin on the weather and climate change.

Check out the It's Our World website here