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, October 09, 2023

Saturday 28 October - Kingsgate Park Nature Area Work Morning

We shall be undertaking maintenance of this important amphibian site, cutting back undergrowth etc. Please wear wellington boots and bring some gloves and tools if you have them, otherwise they will be provided.

Meet at the Scott Way entrance to Kingsgate Park, Scott Way, Yate, BS37 4NW. There is some parking near at the entrance of Shackleton Avenue, but please be considerate of residents.

Organised by the Southwold Group of Avon Wildlife Trust.

Thursday, October 05, 2023

Saturday 7 October - Kennedy Way Pond Work Morning

We shall be carrying out general management tasks on this, our smallest local nature reserve area. Please wear wellington boots, and bring some gloves if you have them (if not. we will provide)

Meet at the Kennedy Way Pond, Link Road, Yate Shopping Centre at 10.00am.
Parking is available at the Yate overflow car park also on the eastern side of Link Road, BS37 4AY - park near the cinema end and walk across the footbridge over the River Frome.

Report from Wapley Work Morning Sunday 17 September

We made good progress on our first work morning of the autumn. Seven of us split into two groups to tackle the vegetation on either side of the seasonal stream through the Ancient Woodland and to scrape out the stream bed, starting from each end.

However once again we found that the massive brambles in the middle were too much to do only using hand tools - we'll have to make alternative arrangements.

Instead we moved down onto the Common and removed some rather nasty blackthorn that the farmer hadn't been able to get at. There will be some more of that to deal with on a later workday.