Save that date for the birds! The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) has announced that its second Big Farmland Bird Count (BFBC) will take place between 7th and 15th February 2015. This leading...
200,000 visitors have seen Malham Cove Peregrines The Peregrine viewing scheme at Malham Cove – a partnership between the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) and the RSPB – has welcomed its 200,000th visitor...
Finally got the Dog Control Order signs up, thanks to Bradford Council extending the orders to encompass ponds. Thanks also to their Enforcement team and sign shop for getting it sorted. Wildlife around ponds will have a bit more protection across the district. [...]
Thanks to Geraint Evans for more wonderful pics. The kingfisher with the fish in its beak is female, the one drying its wings is a male. Unfortunately their nest was washed out a few days after these shots, but hopefully they will have found another spot [...]
GREAT BARRIER. ..not a reef but an excellent piece of woodcraft from the workgroup members Steve A and Ian T. Designed to prevent falls into the ditch near the far bench. It has willow whips woven into it that willhopefully root and give it further strength [...]
NEW RIVERSIDE WILD FLOWER AREA Thanks to all our work group volunteers for their hardwork over in March and April At the spot in the pic we’ve sown a woodland seed mix donated by Wharfedale Naturalists Society. 30yrs ago the area was great for wildflowers but they were largely lost as a dense stand of … Continue reading NEW RIVERSIDE WILD FLOWER AREA → [...]
Thanks to Geraint Evans for sharing these delightful pics of what we believe is a mum and her 2 maturing pups opposite the reserve in March this year. There continue to be frequent sightings in April [...]
NEW PARKING ARRANGEMENTS Overspill Parking If you cannot find a space to park in the layby our friends at Moss & Moor have kindly offered for visitors to use their car park. If you do so, please use their lower car park leaving the spaces nearest the garden centre entrance clear for their customers. CORONAVIRUS Please … Continue reading March 2021 PARKING, WORKGROUPS, COVID, DOGS → [...]
We had our first small Workgroup on since covid-19 lockdown with new Safe working practices in place agreed with Bradford council. Good views of kingfishers, blackcaps and a sparrowhawk a few sand martins nesting, brimstone, ringlet, meadow brown, small tortoiseshell butterflies,. Froglets on riverside path and toads under metal sheet.. Mini meadow looking great. Orchid … Continue reading Small Workgroup 23 June → [...]
We had another small Workgroup on 30 June, our focus was to make a 40m stretch of steep and crumbling river cliff safer for our younger visitors. We were able to make a thick “dead hedge” along the bank using the hawthorn we had cut in the winter. Plants will grow through it over time … Continue reading Workgroup 30 June → [...]