Events

Throughout the year we organise a variety of events including guided walks, workshops and group activities. On rare occasions there may be a late change to the plan. You can always contact us beforehand if you wish.

Latest event posters

(Any help with displaying our posters is greatly appreciated).

pdf logo Walks: Jul-Sep 2019

pdf logo Workshops: Jul-Sep 2019

Pond dipping

Wildlife walks

Walks start on Otley Road at the Public Footpath, opposite the lay by near St James Church. The walks are led by the warden and the duration is about two hours unless otherwise stated.

Bat Walk

Fri 26th July 9.00pm

- With Ian Butterfield
Meet at Buck Lane Canal Swing Bridge. Join Ian to see, hear and learn about these fascinating flying mammals.

Wildflowers

Sat 10th August 10:00am

- With Harry Allenby
Join Harry for the last of this year's hunt for plants, what will he find this time?

Birds on the Move

Sat 12th October 8.00am

Join the Warden as we look to the skies for migrating birds. He will give you an update on the things that have come and gone, and hopefully things to come.

The Sound of Silence

Sat 9th November 10.00am

Do you like a challenge? Then join the Warden for a silent walk around the reserve, look and listen but don't tell, well not 'till the end, can you do it? Can the Warden do it?

Evening Roost

Sat 9th November 4.00pm

Come and join the Warden as we look to see the birds going to bed, and we will also be listening for any Winter song. Wrap up tight as it might be chilly

Christmas (P)Reserve

Sat 14th December 1.00pm

Come and join the Warden for the last walk of 2019, here we will celebrate the midwinter and hopefully with song, mince pies and a smile or two.

Workshops

Workshops are held at the Education Centre and are limited to 10 places and sometimes less depending on the subject. To book a place or for more information contact the Warden. All the workshops are free though donations would be gratefully received.

Pond Management Theory

Sat 17th August 10am-12noon

We will be looking at pond management, the pros and cons.

Autumn Bird Migration

Sat 21st September 8am-2pm

(vis-migging)
Come and learn to spot birds on the move from little dots to something bigger. We will be looking at birds in flight, and calls that they make as they pass through - binoculars advised. This is a 2 part workshop, the 2nd part will be held in October.

Autumn Bird Migration

Sat 19th October 8am-12noon

(vis-migging)
This is a follow up to the September bird migration workshop. We will be concentrating on the birds moving through the reserve and comparing the results with Septembers workshop: binoculars advised.

Mammal Tracks and Signs

Sat 23rd November 10am-2pm

Using the habitat boards that we have around the reserve, we will be looking at the tracks and signs that the animals leave.

Owl Pellets

Sat 21st December 10am-2pm

Give yourself a well deserved rest from the Christmas mayhem, come and unwrap owl pellets and be amazed what you find.

School Holiday Events

Thursdays 1.00pm - 3.00pm

(meet at the stone seat on the reserve).

Come and do Nothing and Stare at the Clouds

Thursday 8th August

It's the start of the holidays, you've had a busy year so why not just come and bring a picnic, relax and look at the clouds and then decide what you want to do.

Boggart

Thursday 15th August

There are lots of them, Boggarts, come and search them out, if you don't know what they are, come down to the reserve and all will be revealed.

Bring a Picnic and Maybe a Bear

Thursday 22nd August

Come down, bring a picnic and bring a bear or another friend, and if you like a story do you have a tale to tell? Could you make up a story? Join the Warden and he may have some tales to tell, just wait and see.

Group activities

On site guided walks and offsite talks have been given to a variety of groups including local schools and other children’s organisations taking enthusiastic advantage of the facility.

Adult group visits have included naturalist groups, church groups, women’s organisations, photographic and history groups, some returning more than once.