Please contact Steve Parkes on 07770 840156 or email@example.com if you would like to attend
We generally meet 2nd Saturday of the month from 9.30-12.30
March 12th 2016
April 9th 2016
May 14th 2016
June 11th 2016
July 9th 2016
August 13th 2016
September 10th 2016
October 8th 2016
November 12th 2016
December 10th 2016
Visit to the reserve by 2nd Ilkley Guides
We welcome Ilkley Civic Society to the reserve on an evening visit (time to be confirmed)
We welcome Bradford Botany Group on Wednesday 26 July at 6.45pm
Thank you to Ilkley Civic Society for presenting us with this award
Our rescheduled February work group took place on 21 February, Our main focus was soil sampling with Steve Peel. We took soil core samples across a range of different habitats. Analysis of these samples we will give us a better idea of the suitability these areas for introduction of more native species either through seeds or plants.
We also spent time building up the dead hedge by the entrance fence, clearing the paths of bramble, hawthorn and willow and lastly restoring the area that has been damaged by bottle diggers. It’s very frustrating to see the damage that has been done in area that’s very important for our colony of rare White-letter Hairstreak butterflies.
the next work party is set at February 21st. Meeting as usual at the lay-by on Coutances Way – 09:30. Feel free to join in. We have had to cancel previous work parties due to the weather in January.
Saturday, January 10th
Meeting in the lay-by as usual at 09:30.
Details to be announced….
Thanks to Mark Hockey for some more brilliant pictures – check out the gallery. We have a work group organised again for this Saturday – 13th September, 2014. Anyone is most welcome to join us. We meet in the lay-by by the car wash on Countances Way at 09:30.
Bottle digging continues at the Nature Reserve and proves to be a thorny issue. The latest dig was in a discrete area, but leaving broken glass and rubbish exposed is not something you want to encourage on a Local Nature Reserve. The photos here don’t really do it justice, but it would be interesting to hear other people’s opinions on this pastime.
I can see why some of these areas have been dug and some of the finds may be interesting but it is a bit disrespectful to the volunteers, who have worked hard for the site to be awarded Local Nature Reserve status, to be confronted with this.