You are invited to Friends of Dacres Wood Nature Reserve AGM at 12-1pm. Please come along if you wish to be involved in your local nature reserve. We are also seeking new members for the committee and the current Chair & Treasurer will be stepping down.
If you would like to be involved come to the AGM or contact us here
Afterwards, from 1-4pm the reserve will be open for the June Open Day where you can come and do some Pond Dipping and generally enjoy the space.
Lovely weather made for a very enjoyable spin round the reserve. Trees fully in leaf meant spotting the birds was trickier but a good range of species are seen or heard. Sadly it didn’t include the Sparrowhawk, which has appeared in the last 4 walks but there was compensation the form of overflying swallows, which though not in any sense rare, I haven’t seen at the reserve before…..so the list extends.
The chiffchaff I heard last time was calling again suggesting it’s probably breeding in the wood or somewhere very close. Still not seen a single starling or House Sparrow in all my visits – something that would have been inconceivable in my childhood.
The full list was as follows:
- Carrion Crow
- Blue Tit
- Great Tit
- Stock Dove
- Great Spotted Woodpecker
- Ring-necked Parakeet
Loads of plants added now, but many more to come.
Also a couple of features – the dipping platform and the glade. Some we may add to the OpenStreetMap eventually.
Many thanks to Pete Robinson for producing this current species list for us, which at the time of posting, is being updated weekly!