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.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Wapley Local Nature Reserve Workday, Sunday 16 February

This is your chance to burn off some of those Christmas and New Year calories by joining us for our first workday of the new year. We shall be undertaking general management tasks that will help to enhance the
biodiversity of this precious nature reserve. Please wear walking or wellington boots and bring some gloves.

Meet at the Shire Way entrance to the woodland, south Yate, BS37 8US, 10.00am.

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Happy New Year from Wapley Bushes!

Here's a local resident (Chipping Sodbury actually) to go with our recent sound recording (repeated below) of one of his Shire Way cousins, a short distance from Wapley. The sound recording was made at 11.30 pm. Apparently robins can see well enough to catch insects by street lighting, so they stay up late and only shut up when the street lamps go off. A local friend reports that her neighbourhood robin starts singing at 3.00 am, so either they don't need much sleep, or they operate a shift system...