A big thank you to Dave Varney for sharing these photos with us. We have what appears to be a family group, a mother and 2 youngsters though it’s difficult to see any size difference between them? There is however a sad ending, these photos were taken on Aug 20th 2019, a few weeks later ( see earlier post) an otter was run over a killed on the road nearby. It’s highly likely it was one of the youngsters here.
Please contact Steve Parkes on 07770 840156 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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.