WHATS ON: In 2018 - Jan onwards
There are meetings every Thursday. These are work parties. Come along for an hour or stay all day. Bring lunch. Drinks are available in the cabin.
Every third Saturday in the month there are bird watching walks and bird counts for beginners and experienced alike. Drinks in the Cabin.
ALSO The Second Saturday in conjunction with the Halifax Scientific Society. Walk. Saturday 14th April 10:30-15:30 Amphibians at Cromwell Bottom. Meet at Cromwell Bottom car park. HD6 2RG. Dog and family friendly walk, accessible for all. Approx. 3 miles.
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
CROMWELL BOTTOM WILDLIFE CROUP
EVENT DAYS - SAT JANUARY 20th AND SAT FEBRUARY 17th 2018
The wildlife group is running 2 days of events on January 20th and February 17 th which are open to everyone; no need to book just turn up at the appropriate time with the correct equipment ie. Warm, waterproof clothing, walking boots or wellingtons as the paths are muddy at this time of year. Plus the specialist equipment needed for each activity.(see following notes)
Time, Meet in the cabin 9.45am for mornings and 12.15pm for afternoons
There are 3 activities taking place each day.
Saturday January 20th
• 2 sessions of photography morning and afternoon - attend one OR both
• 2 Sessions of bird survey/walk morning and afternoon - attend either
• 1 session of “Get to know C.B.” walk - in the afternoon only
Saturday February 17th
• 2 sessions of photography, morning and afternoon - attend one OR both
• 2 sessions of bird survey walk, morning and afternoon - attend either
• 2 sessions of “Get to know C.B.” walk, morning and afternoon – attend either
Even though we take the utmost precautions we must remind you that the
activities take part in the natural world where it is impossible to control everything. So we ask all participants to take care when walking on uneven ground and close to water.
There will be first aiders in attendance. Children MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Drinks and refreshments will be available in the cabin after each session but please bring your own lunches.There is no charge for our activities, but donations are always very welcome to help with the running of the cabin and making improvements on the reserve.
This event is aimed at helping people to become more proficient in making photographic images. It will cover various modes, settings, lighting tips,
composition, Bokeh etc..
composition, Bokeh etc..
Itinerary Meet in the cabin 10.0am finish 12.00 OR 2.30pm
10.00 - 11.00 Basic camera techniques Q & A 11.00 – 12.00 move into the reserve to the feeding station (light is better here in the morning) to take pictures to practise basic techniques
12.00 – 12.30 Lunch in cabin (hot drinks are provided) 12.30 Approx. Take pictures at feeding station near cabin
2.00 Evaluation/questions to finish
You may come for the whole day (bring lunch) OR just the morning OR just the afternoon.
Sessions are designed to help everyone - from total beginners through to enthusiasts who are looking for a few advanced tips and tricks.
Your own camera equipment/smartphone
WALK “Get to know Cromwell Bottom better”
January 20th PM Walk. Meet in the cabin 12.15pm for 12.30 start. Finish by 2.30pm.
February 17th AM Walk. Meet in the cabin 9.45 10.00 start. Finish 12.00 approx.
PM Walk. Meet in the cabin 12.15pm for 12.30 start. Finish by 2.30pm.
This guided walk will show Cromwell Bottom Reserve in a different light ……...
1) the history of how the reserve was started and how it has developed over the years.
2) the projects we have completed and the ones we are hoping to do in the future.
3) how we maintain the various habitats to encourage the different wildlife to occupy them and so that woodland is not allowed take over.
4) the roles of our amazing volunteers without whom we could not achieve anything.
Meet in the cabin at 9.45 to start at 10.00am finish 12.00 approx.
OR Meet in the cabin at 12.15 to start at 12.30pm finish at 2.30pm
This comprises of a walk around the reserve visiting the different habitats to count and list the birds seen. We do this every month to observe the changes in bird behaviour and discuss why.
1)We shall discuss the importance of knowing which birds and how many, to add to national data.
2)Also helping with I.D. mentioning the diagnostic points. plumage, size etc.
3)Discussing various habitats and how the birds who live in them have adapted themselves.
4)Other topics could include Migration, Breeding etc.
Binoculars are really important if you are to get the most enjoyment from the birds.
April Sun. 8th Bel’s Tree Walk ‘ Buds, Bark and Flowers’ meet in cabin at 1.15pm for 1.30pm start Finish 3.30pm
Wed 11th Newt Night, Meet 7.30pm in CB carpark Robin Dalton 07712 867619
Sat 14th Amphibian Discovery walk Steve Blacksmith Meet in carpark at C.B.at 10.30am ends about 3.30pm Bring lunch, hot drinks available in the cabin.
Sat 21st Bird Survey/Walk meet in cabin at 10.00am Mike Henshaw
Wed 25th A.G.M. in Mulberry suite, Brighouse 6th Form Centre HD6 1AY at 7.30pm
May Tues 8th scouts activity night making a Bug Hotel, Simon
Sat 12th Work party. Meet in cabin 9.30am Robin Dalton 07712 867619
Sat 19th Bird Survey/Walk Mike Henshaw meet in cabin for 10.00am start,
June Sat 2nd/3rd moth night/ morning
Meet about half an hour before dusk on Saturday and Sunday morning !0.00 am onwards to identify the caught moths.
Sat 9th Work party . Meet in cabin 9.30am Robin Dalton 07712 867619
Sun 10th Pond dipping Simon
Sun 24th Bel’s tree walk ‘Summer Solstice’ meet in cabin at 1.15pm for 1.30pm start, finish 3.30pm
Sat 30th/July 1st Moths night/morning Timing as before.
July Sat 7th Celebrating Meadows at Cromwell Bottom Meet 10am at CB carpark Robin Dalton 07712 867619
Sat 14th Work party . Meet in cabin 9.30am Robin Dalton 07712 867619
Sat 14th Big Butterfly count Steve Blacksmith. Meet in carpark at C.B.at 10.30am ends about 3.30pm Bring lunch, hot drinks available in the cabin.
Sat 21st / 22nd Moth night timing as before
Aug Sat 4th OPEN DAY All Welcome Starts at 10am Till 4.30pm at Cromwell BottomNature Reserve. CLICK FOR POSTER