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, June 25, 2012

Free Fruit Tree Care Workshop Sunday July 1

First fruit at the Orchard for the Future!
As part of the Orchard for the Future project, Dodington Parish Council and Wapley Bushes Conservation Group are running a free Fruit Tree Care Workshop on Sunday from 10am to 1pm.

We will be learning about pruning and about how to care for the young trees we planted last year, and starting to rehabilitate some very old fruit trees.

This is an open event, so it could be useful to people who perhaps have a tree or two in their gardens. If you're interested, just turn up!

The meeting point is the Wapley Rank cottages that are opposite the southern entrance to the Wapley Bushes Nature Reserve, Besom Lane, Westerleigh, South Gloucestershire (satnav postcode: BS37 8RW, OS Grid ref: ST708803). Limited parking is available at the southern entrance to the Wapley Bushes Nature Reserve at Besom Lane.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Grand Duck Race, Chipping Sodbury Sunday 24 June

As part of the Wildlife Trust's contribution to Chipping Sodbury Festival Week, we will be holding our annual duck race along the River Frome.

Why not come along, have a flutter, and join us for an afternoon of races, a cup of tea and a doughnut? You are very welcome to come along and bring a picnic to enjoy in the park. The races start from 2.00pm.

Meet at Jubilee Park, Quarry Road, Chipping Sodbury, 2.00pm.

Update 25 June: The river was running so fast and deep yesterday that we had to postpone the Duck Race. Yes, it CAN be too wet for ducks! But don't worry if you've paid for a duck, we'll be running the races one in the near future.