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Bush Cricket Hunt
Written by Keith Dodd   
Aug 18, 2017 at 05:42 PM

A reminder that the annual hunt for insects is on Sunday 20 August at 2 - 4 pm.

There are lots of Bush crickets around!  



We meet at the upper South Avenue entrance, opposite Leafenden Close.

All welcome.


Hope to see you there.





Our first Minibeast Hunt
Written by Hans Rieder   
Aug 12, 2017 at 01:22 PM







The first mini beast hunt was held on the Nature Reserve on Sunday 21 May 2017, lead by Beverley Rhodes, local naturalist and wildlife expert.

Balsam Bashes
Written by Peter Hill   
Jun 10, 2017 at 04:57 PM

Please come and help pull up some Himalayan Balsam in the Reserve from 10am to 12 noon on

Thursday, June 15

Saturday,  June 17

Saturday, June 24

Meet at the upper South Avenue entrance opposite Leafenden Close.

We will be concentrating on the area from the entrance to the wooden bridge, then the area between the bridge and the first kissing gate and then the bluebell slope.

Please wear long sleeves, long trousers and gloves as protection against stinging nettles and blackberry thorns. If you can only come later than 10am then please come and find us in the areas described. 

Your help on any of these days will be greatly appreciated.


 Peter Hill



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