Next Meetings & Events



WHATS ON: In 2017/2018

The footbridge and the road bridge is now open.


                                                   2017

Please be aware that times and dates may be subject to change. Always check the blog before coming along.


Toilets will be available at all these events

Wednesday 11th January 2017 at 7.30 pm: Open meeting
all at the Cabin on North Loop Compound.


Saturday January 14th 2017. Work party. Please meet in the car park or at the Cabin at 09:30.


GUIDED BIRD WALKS ON THE RESERVE

Sunday 15th of January        10am - 2pm
Sunday 12th of February      10am - 2pm
Sunday 12th of March           10am - 2pm

No need to book - just come along

Enjoy a walk around the reserve led by an expert guide. Followed by: tea, coffee and home-made produce!

PHOTOGRAPHY DAYS

Saturday 28th of January      10am - 2pm
Saturday 25th of February     10am - 2pm

Come along to expert photography tuition for all ages, abilities and camera types. Followed by: tea, coffee and home-made produce!

        No need to book - just come along

Please note: The Meadows walk led by Robin Dalton originally on Saturday 1st July is cancelled and is now on Friday June 30th as per blog and below.

Robin reported that he will be running events as follows on the Reserve:
  • Wednesday 12th April at 10.30 am, Amphibian Walk (with Steve Blacksmith) and at 7.30 pm, Newt Walk (with Chris Tindall).
  • Saturday 6th May, probably at 6.00 am, Dawn Chorus Walk.
  • Friday 30th July at 1:30 pm, National Meadows Day Walk (planned so as to avoid disturbing any ground- nesting birds).
  • Saturday 2nd September, time to be decided, Bat Walk.
Further Group events are as follows:

  • Moth Nights and Mornings (led by Barry) – Saturday evening and Sunday morning on 3rd /4th June, 1st/2nd July, 5th/6th August, and 2nd/3rd September, times to be decided.
  • Dawn Chorus Walk - Saturday 13th May, time to be decided.
  • Small Mammal Trapping Event - possibly Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July, (attended by members of the public on the Sunday morning), times to be decided.


Events calendar 2017


Please be aware that times and dates may be subject to change. Always check the blog before coming along.



March         Sat. 11th Work party     9.30am   Cabin       Robin Dalton/David Langley
                   Sun 12th Guided bird walks   10am – 12pm and   12pm – 2pm       CB    Carpark
                   Wed 15th Open meeting    7.30pm    Cabin
                   Sat 18th Bird Survey   10am – 12pm    led by Mike Henshaw     Cabin  
                   Wed 29th extra-ordinary Committee meeting   7.30pm    Cabin          
April           Sat 1st   Members outing to Fairburn Ings.  meet carpark at Cromwell Bottom at 9.15am
                  Sat.  8th   Work party    9.30am    Cabin  
Robin  Dalton/David Langley
                  Sun 9th   Tree walk 1.30pm – 3.30p           led by Bel Hale      Carpark
                  Wed 12th HSS Amphibian walk 10.30am       led by   Steve Blacksmith     Car Park
                 Wed 12th   The Evening Newts   walk  7.30 in    led by Robin Dalton/Chris Tindall    Carpark
   Sat 15th  Bird survey  10am  - 12pm        led by Mike Henshaw     Cabin  
Wed.26th A.G.M   at the Mulberry Suite Brighouse Sixth Form College at 7.30am                                                             Easter Sunday 16th April                                 
May        Sat 6th Dawn chorus   6am        led by Robin Dalton       Carpark       
              Wed. 10th  Open meeting   7.00pm    Cabin
              Sat. 13th Work party    9.30am       Cabin                               
               Sat 13th Dawn chorus walk   5.30 am Cabin     led by      Allan Wolfenden, Graham Haigh? Jane Uttley
               Sat 20th    Bird survey 10am – 12pm cabin    led by Mike Henshaw
               Sun  28th   Pond Dipping   10am   Cancelled due to illness
June       Sat 3rd    Moth night ( moths fly just before dusk; so meet then)  Cabin      Barry Nield   
              Sun  4th  Moth morning   !0am Drop-in till approx. 1pm   Cabin         Barry Nield
              Sat 10th     Work party      9.30am     Cabin           Robin Dalton/David Langley
              Sat  17th     Bird survey   10am – 12pm  cabin      led by Mike Henshaw
              Sun 25th     Tree walk   1.30pm – 3.30pm       led by Bel Hale   carpark
               Fri 30th   Meadows walk 1:30 pm  car park         led by Robin Dalton
July         Sat 1st    Moth night ( moths fly just before dusk; so meet then)  Cabin  Barry Nield   
              Sun  2nd   Moth morning   !0am Drop-in till approx. 1pm   Cabin    Barry Nield
              Sat.8th     Work party                Cabin      RobinDalton/David Langley
               Wed 12th Open meeting   7.30pm
               Sat 15th   Bird survey      10am – 12pm cabin      led by Mike Henshaw
               Sat 15th Big Butterfly count  H.S.S. 10.30am – 3pm  meet in car park  Steve Blacksmith
               Sun 16th  Guided bird walks  10 am – 12 pm and 12pm – 2pm.     
               Sun 30th Butterfly walk ? Graham Haigh ?                      
Pond dipping??
August   Sat 5th    Moth  night ( moths fly just before dusk; so meet then)  Cabin  Barry Nield   
              Sun  6th    Moth morning   !0am  Drop-in till approx. 1pm   Cabin    Barry Nield
             Fri.11th work party putting up marquees etc.
          SAT 12TH    OPEN DAY
             Sat 19th    Bird survey      10am – 12pm  led by Mike Henshaw    Cabin   
Pond dipping??
 September   Sat 2nd Bat walk led by Robin Dalton    meet 7.30pm in carpark
           Sat 2nd   Moth  night ( moths fly just before dusk; so meet then)  Cabin  Barry Nield   
           Sun 3rd     Moth morning   !0am  Drop-in till approx. 1pm   Cabin    Barry Nield           
           Sat 9th Work party    9.30am      Cabin    Robin Dalton/David Langley
           Wed 13th Open meeting   Cancelled. PLEASE NOTE. There will be no further OPEN meetings in the Cabin due to issues with numbers.
            Sat 16th Bird survey      10am – 12pm    Mike Henshaw    Cabin   
October    Sat 14th Work  party   9.30am      Cabin    Robin Dalton/David Langley
Committee Meeting October 25th in the Cabin 19:30

          Brighouse festival
              Sat 21st Bird survey      10am – 12pm    led by Mike Henshaw   Cabin     
              Sun 29th Tree walk 1.30pm – 3.30pm     led by Bel Hale     Cabin
   Bat night??
November    
               Sat.11th    Work party   9.30am     Cabin     Robin Dalton/David Langley
               Sat 18th Bird survey      10am – 12pm    led by   Mike Henshaw      cabin
December    Sat.9th Work party   9.30am   Cabin            Robin Dalton/David Langley  
  ??           Wed 13th  Christmas party.
                  Sat 16th Bird survey      10am – 12pm   led by Mike Henshaw    Cabin