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 21, 2012

Wapley Bushes Workday, Sunday 4 November

This workday will be a morning of general maintenance work and tidying up the reserve prior to the winter season. Please wear walking or wellington boots and bring some gloves if you have them. We will provide the tools.

Meet at the Shire Way entrance to the woodland, south Yate, 10.00am.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Owl Prowl at Ridge Wood Nature Reserve, Wednesday 31 October

We shall be joining our guide, Ian McGuire, for a twilight owl prowl through Ridge Wood and hear him call for the resident tawny owls. Please wear warm clothes and boots and bring a torch. This event has been organised in cooperation with South Glos Council.

Meet at the southern Quarry Road entrance to Ridge Wood, Chipping Sodbury, 7.00pm (until 9.00pm).

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Kingsgate Park Ponds Workday, Sunday 28 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 (parking is available at the entrance of Shackleton Avenue).

Avon Wildlife Trust's Southwold Group is very active and would very much welcome more like-minded people to join them. They organise workdays, walks, surveys, fundraising events and it only takes a couple of hours every other month. If anyone wants to help out and try something new then please call Malcolm on 01454 310328 and you will be made very welcome.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Wonders of the Universe - Star Gazing, Thursday 25 October

This free presentation by Callum Potter of the Cotswold Astronomy Society will be an opportunity to learn more about the wider universe. If the skies are clear we will also walk to nearby St John’ Park to view the night sky. Please wear warm clothes, strong footwear and bring a torch. This event has been organised in cooperation with South Glos Council.

The Old Grammar School, High Street, Chipping Sodbury, 7.00pm (until 9.00pm). 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Fungus Foray at Tytherington, Monday 22 October

Our guide, Justin Smith, will help us get to know the difference between mushrooms and toadstools on this autumn mycological adventure. Please wear warm clothes and boots. This event has been organised in cooperation with South Glos Council.

Meet by the Village Shop at the junction of The Nurseries and Itchington Road, Tytherington, South Gloucestershire, 2.00pm (until 4.00pm).

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Ridge Wood Conservation Day, Sunday 21 October

This will be a bit of practical voluntary work to help manage the reserve. and please meet at the northern Greenways Road entrance to the woodland, north Yate, 10.00am (until midday).

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Kennedy Way Pond Workday, Saturday 20 October

Following on from the major pond restoration works at the start of the year, this pond has now become a wildlife haven again full of newts, pondskaters, water beetles and other wildlife. We shall be carrying out general management works on the reserve including vegetation clearance.

Meet at the Kennedy Way Pond, Link Road, Yate Shopping Centre, 10.00am (parking is available at the Yate overflow car park also on Link Road).