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What’s Happening

Welcome to March – Find out what to look out for this month . . . there’s lots to see . . .

 Important there are restrictions and closures at the Sheepway entrance to the reserve due to the Hinkley Connection Project. Please see the February update for more info. 

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

Walking the dog along the sea wall on a frosty morning

On this page (last updated 1 March):

What to look out for this month

In March frogs and toads will still be on the move looking for mates. It can be a perilous time of year as they travel across hazardous roads to get to where they want to be. So there is still time to join your local Toad Patrol to help them out . . .

 

March and April – what to look out for

While some winter birds are yet to fly back north to their nesting sites, spring fever is definitely on its way.  March and April is such an exciting time of year with plenty of spring wildlife to look… 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 March 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. All sessions run from 09:30 to 12:30 meeting at the Wharf Lane Car Park (BS20 7TD). Tools, gloves and refreshments are provided.

The next Volunteer Community Work Sessions:

  •  To be advised 

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

Hinkley Connection Project

 February – March 2020 work has started at Sheepway so there will be restricted access to Portbury Wharf Nature Reserve from the Sheepway entrance . . . see the latest briefing below. 

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 April 2020

This update relates to the continuation of work at Portbury Wharf Nature Reserve and the extra safety measures being taken during the Covid-19 pandemic. This is a briefing we have received from the Community Relations Team of the… Read More

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Recent Pages:

Wigeon added January 2020

Dunlins added December 2019

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:

Hinkley Connection Update April 2020

This update relates to the continuation of work at Portbury Wharf Nature Reserve and the extra safety measures being taken during the Covid-19 pandemic. This is a briefing we have received from the Community Relations Team of the… Read More

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March and April – what to look out for

While some winter birds are yet to fly back north to their nesting sites, spring fever is definitely on its way.  March and April is such an exciting time of year with plenty of spring wildlife to look… Read More

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Hinkley Connection Update February 2020

This update relates to closures and restrictions at Sheepway. 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… Read More

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