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A marbled white butterfly seen during the dragonfly survey on July 15th

It’s July! – Find out what to look out for this month . . . flowers, butterflies and more. Our next wildlife counts are on 17 July (evening) and 21 July (morning). Click link below to find out more . . .

On this page (last updated 15 July):


What to look out for this month

JULY – what to look out for

July is the start of high summer. The flowers and insects are at their best and busiest, but many of the birds will have finished nesting. In July and August many birds are winding down and moulting into… Read More


Wildlife Counts

Both the Warden and the Friends carry out wildlife counts. You need to know what wildlife is visiting the reserve so you can manage the land effectively. These counts also feed into national wildlife records. There are at least two counts per month. You can read more about the Friends’ wildlife counts and download a spotting card on our Wildlife Monitoring page.

Next “Friends” count:

  •  Wednesday evening 17 July 7.30 pm  
  •  Sunday morning 21 July 7.00 am  

Anyone is welcome to join us but we recommend that you contact us to confirm time and meeting place contact us. Whatever your experience this is a great opportunity to learn about the wildlife.

Helping the warden

The reserve is managed by North Somerset Council. The Council employs a warden who is responsible for maintaining the nature reserve and with so much to do he needs volunteers. The meeting place is normally Wharf Lane car park (BS20 7TD). Tools, gloves and refreshments will be provided.

The next Volunteer Community Work Session To be advised .

PS You can get in touch with the warden via their Facebook page at Portbury Wharf Community Volunteers.


New to website

Currently working on the Dragonfly and Damselfly section . . .

Dragonflies and Damselflies . . . (under construction)

Dragonfly Spotting Tips added July 2019

Dragonfly Survey added July 2019

Portbury Wharf’s Roe Deer added in April 2019

Recent Posts:

Looking for dragonflies

After a very quiet start to the season, last week’s survey of PWNR turned out to be one of our best. Some surprises included a Red-veined Darter (well done Dave) on the North Pools. It’s an uncommon species… Read More