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.

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Season's Greetings from Wapley!


Season's greetings to all our lovely volunteers and to everyone who visits Wapley Bushes Local Nature Reserve!

Monday, December 06, 2021

Another 30 trees planted at Wapley - Wapley Bushes work morning Sat 4 December


Nine volunteers took advantage of a cold but dry morning to plant 30 young trees in the Ancient Woodland - a mixture of whitebeam, oak and small-leaved lime. All were the usual excellent stock from our local supplier Landcare Nurseries in Old Sodbury.

These trees were replacements for losses to ash dieback disease in nearby areas. Our next plantings will be in the Centenary Wood - the area next to the Upper Meadow where a lot of younger ash had to be felled. We'll be having work mornings there in February and March - dates will appear here in due course. We avoid mid/late December and January because of the likelihood of bad weather.

There will also be a workday on the Primrose Bank area in Chipping Sodbury on Saturday 5 February.

The tree planting will be followed by a very different Wapley workday in early May, when we'll be planting wildflower plug plants in part of the Orchard For The Future on Wapley Common.

Friday, December 03, 2021

Great talk on Red Kites - thanks Ian McGuire!


Ian McGuire gave an excellent talk on Red Kites and other raptors at Abbotswood on 1st December, with some amazing photos.

Thank you to everyone that came - please watch our blog for details of more events.