Queens Award for Voluntary Service

Sightings & Observations

All reported wildlife sightings and plant observations made on the Nature Reserve and in the Orchard. Reports include: birds, minibeasts, other animals, plants and flowers.

Fairfield Spring

Photographs of just a few of the gloriousĀ flora emerging.

First Swallow

We saw our first swallow today over West Field.

Linnet by Flora Field

On Saturday April 6th, along the Long Pads by Flora Field I picked up the lovely song of a linnet

Ducklings in the Orchard

Spring at last! Fraser took this very cute video of ducklings in the Orchard by Alder Pond

Kestrel Mobbed by Magpies

This female kestrel was being mobbed by magpies by the Aldcliffe Rd. gate.

Roe Doe in Little Wood

Roe doe seen in Little Wood (behind the sightings notice board) on Sunday morning, 24 March.

Butterfly Guides

We have just added a new butterfly guides page to the website.

Bird Guides

We have just added a new bird guides page to the website. This has links to the fantastic Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) online bird guides.

First New Calf of the Year

The first new calf of the year was born on the first day of spring, March 1st.