Last updated 22 April 2019. This WHAT’S HAPPENING page tells you about the wildlife that you are likely to see on the reserve and latest events. We will also tell you when we add new species pages to the website so you don’t miss out.
So on this page:
Spring fever is in the air. So this is such an exciting time of year with plenty of spring wildlife to look out for. Buds are budding and the first blossom of blackthorns and then hawthorns are pretty as a picture. The hedgerow by the North Pool Hide is worth a look, open the side shutters to see what birds are among the blossom. Last time I looked through the shutter a chiffchaff sang to me.
Look out for the first butterflies and insects . . .
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 – date yet to be confirmed
PS You can get in touch with the warden via their Facebook page at Portbury Wharf Community Volunteers.
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” counts:
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.
The Friends give illustrated talks about Portbury Wharf Nature Reserve. So if you would like to organise a talk or a walk for your group please contact us.
We hope you enjoy our latest page about Portbury Wharf’s Roe Deer
Lots of wildlife sightings get posted on our Facebook page so we thought it appropriate to add the latest excerpts here. . .