We are continually striving to make the Nature Reserve a more interesting place for the local community.
In 2013 -2014 we built the Activity Trail and we have further projects planned for the future – so we need your help!
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We are working with Mike Barter, a local Artist and Sculptor who is carving oak sign posts for the site. These will show the name of each area of the site and feature the wildlife on the reserve. The reverse of the sign post will have a design which can be ‘rubbed’ with crayons, and other information about the wildlife featured on the post. We hope to involve one of our community groups who volunteer on a regular basis in working with Mike on a future sculpture project, possibly designing a bench or creating other natural features on the nature reserve.
New Pond Dipping Platform
Our existing pond dipping platform, which we build in 2010, is beginning to show its age! It is also not big enough now for our community group visits so we plan to construct a new platform during the winter months of 2015 – 2016.
We began building the ‘living’ Willow Dome in January 2013 using willow branches cut from the willow arch, constructed in January 2009. Two of our local community groups of Girl Guides are regularly working on this project.
New Bug Hotel
The old bug hotel was built in January 2010 and the bugs definitely need a new home. The new hotel will be a bigger structure and have a green roof with plants to attract insects and make the bug hotel interesting to look at. We will re-cycle as much of the old hotel into the new hotel as possible, and make additional layers to attract more wildlife.
Download current Management Plan PDF