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, May 25, 2023

Wapley Bushes Meadows and Woodlands Summer Walk - Sunday 2 July 2 pm

Marbled white butterfly on knapweed

Come and join us on this guided walk through the rich flower meadows at the peak of their display. We’ll see a wide range of butterflies, moths, birds and other creatures.

Then we’ll look at the problem of ash dieback disease and what is being done about it, and explore the fascinating and varied habitat of the Ancient Woodland.

This walk is suitable for all ages, but please note that there are some steep paths.

Meet at 2 pm at the Shire Way entrance to the woodland, south Yate, BS37 8US. Please wear suitable footwear in case the ground is slippery in places.

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Wapley Common Wildflower Planting Morning - Sunday 14 May 10.00 am

Pollinators on the grassland in the Orchard for the Future

Please come and join in! On this volunteer work morning we’ll be planting a mixture of different meadow species plug plants to enhance the diversity in the Orchard for the Future section of Wapley Common.

These plants will help encourage pollinators and discourage more invasive species.

We'll also be doing a "deep clean" of various areas of the Reserve and cutting back some overgrowth. As always there will be some lighter tasks for people who prefer them.

You'll need to wear stout footwear, and please bring gloves if you have them. If not, we’ll provide gloves that you can keep - we don’t share gloves.

You can come and join in even if you haven’t been before. You can bring your own tools, or tools will be provided. Everyone is welcome, though children under 16 need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Meet at 10 am at the Shire Way entrance to the woodland, south Yate, BS37 8US.