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, September 30, 2018

Fungus Foray at Wapley Bushes Local Nature Reserve, Sunday 14 October

Investigating and learning about our local fungi with expert Lee Hayward of Cotswold Fungus Group.There will be many kinds of fungi about – let’s see how many we can find! This event is sponsored by South Gloucestershire Council. Please wear stout footwear.

Meet at the Shire Way entrance to the woodland (opposite the road entrance to Cherington), south Yate, BS37 8US, 2 pm

Friday, September 28, 2018

Create a Back Garden Nature Reserve - illustrated talk by Ian McGuire of Wild Owl TV - Friday 12 October

In the second of his two wildlife gardening talks, local expert Ian McGuire explains how creating habitats, putting up nest boxes and feeding animals can change a suburban garden into a miniature nature reserve. This event is sponsored by South Gloucestershire Council and Dodington Parish Council.

Friday 12 October, 7.30 pm at Dodington Parish Hall, Finch Road, Chipping Sodbury BS37 6JZ.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Kennedy Way Pond Workday - Saturday 6 October

We shall be carrying out general management works on the reserve including vegetation clearance at this local wildlife haven.

Meet at the Kennedy Way Pond, Link Road, Yate Shopping Centre, 10.00am (parking is available at the Yate overflow car park also on the eastern side of Link Road, BS37 4AY).

Monday, September 10, 2018

Another successful Wapley work morning on 9 September

There were only 8 of us, but we accomplished a lot. We carried our annual task of clearing the stream down through the wood - if we didn't do this, the centre of the woodland would start flooding.

Some of the team - proving that
there's now headroom on the paths!
We also chopped back the low-hanging vegetation on the woodland paths, litter-picked round the woodland, and did "routine maintenance" on the fruit trees. Well done everybody!

Sunday, September 09, 2018

Ridge Wood work morning - Sunday 23 September

Meet at 10.00 am at the Melrose Close entrance to woods (see map here)
Jobs to suit all abilities, gloves and tools provided
Finish at 12:00 noon approx.

Find out more from the Ridge Wood website