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, July 25, 2022

Dates for your diaries

We're having a bit of a break over the summer, but please put these dates in your diaries:

Sun 11 Sep 2 pm Dodington Parish Council Jubilee Walk – Orchard and Common

Sun 18 Sep 10 am Volunteer work morning – clearing the stream etc

Sat 24 Sep 2 pm Dodington Parish Council Jubilee Walk – Meadows and Woods

Wed 19 Oct 7.30 pm Barn Owl talk at St Nix, Abbotswood by Ian McGuire

Wed 26 Oct 7.00 pm Owl Prowl at Wapley by Ian McGuire

More details will appear on this page closer to the events.

Monday, July 11, 2022

Tidying up in progress

Bee on Buddleia

The Wapley tidying-up work morning on Saturday 2 July was cut short by incoming rain, but the eight of us cleared invasive growth on the railway bridge, leaving the plants that are most valuable for pollinators. We opened up the area round the bug hotels and removed some invasive plants from the Orchard area.

Our contractor is currently working on clearing the main paths through the woodland - the alternate warm weather and rain this summer has accelerated the growth along the paths.