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What’s Happening

Welcome to December – Find out what to look out for this month . . . winter has settled in and the days are short, but there’s lots to see . . .

Our next wildlife count is on Sunday 22 December (8:00am) and don’t miss our Winter Nature Trail:  21 Dec – 5 Jan. See more about what’s happening below  . . .

 Please note the SEASONAL TRACK may be temporarily closed at times during the winter if it becomes excessively muddy. 

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Walking the dog along the sea wall on a frosty morning

On this page (last updated 1 December):

 

What to look out for this month

December

IT’S DECEMBER! December is the month of CHRISTMAS and that makes it hard to avoid references to mistletoe, robins, holly and ivy! Let’s learn more about these Christmas symbols which you might spot on a walk around the… Read More

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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:

  •  Sunday morning 22 December from 8.00 am – 10.00 am 
  •  Sunday morning 26 January from 8.00 am – 10.00 am 

Anyone is welcome to join us whatever your level of experience. This is a great opportunity to learn about the wildlife and pick up spotting tips. Please contact us beforehand to confirm meeting place.

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) at 09:30. Tools, gloves and refreshments will be provided.

The next Volunteer Community Work Sessions:

 Thursday 5th December 

Message from the warden: “we will be picking up the bow saws and loppers for a spot of coppicing”.

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

 

Hinkley Connection Project

To read about the pylon work project taking place on the nature reserve please see Hinkley Connection Project.

Here is the latest briefing:

Hinkley Connection Update September 2019

This is a briefing we have received from the Community Relations Team of the National Grid Hinkley Connection Project. We are posting these briefings so you are kept up to date with the work being done on Portbury… Read More

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New to website

Recent Pages:

Portbury Wharf Salt Marsh added 15 October 2019

Portbury Wharf Plants updated 10 October 2019

Ivy added September 2019

Hinkley Connection Project added September 2019

Nature Trails added September 2019

Please support us added September 2019

Dragonflies and Damselflies updated August 2019

Dragonfly Spotting Tips added July 2019

Dragonfly Survey added July 2019

Portbury Wharf’s Roe Deer added in April 2019

 

 

Recent Posts:

Murmuring starlings or whispering dunlins?

It was twilight. The stars had faded away but it was not yet sunrise when hundreds of pairs of wings purred past my shoulder. What were they? Where had they come from and where were they going? I… Read More

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December

IT’S DECEMBER! December is the month of CHRISTMAS and that makes it hard to avoid references to mistletoe, robins, holly and ivy! Let’s learn more about these Christmas symbols which you might spot on a walk around the… Read More

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NOVEMBER – What to look out for

Welcome to November! The clocks have gone back, so dusk comes early in November. The first frosts have arrived and the trees are rapidly losing their leaves….but it’s a good time for wildlife spotting. Winter visitors are streaming… Read More

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