Wednesday, 17 November 2021

Moth night 20th

 Start 4.30 to 5.00pm, clothing for weather, footwear for wood walking, and a torch is all you need. Some sugaring will be out.

See whoever then.

Sunday, 7 November 2021

 


Thursday, 4 November 2021

October 2021 Bird Sightings

Mute Swan, Pink-footed Goose, Canada Goose, Mallard, Goosander, Pheasant, Little Grebe, Cormorant, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Moorhen, Coot, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Dipper, Dunnock, Robin, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Blackbird, Chiffchaff, Wren, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Magpie, Jay, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting. With thanks to Jeff Milne, Mike Henshaw, David Langley and Allan Wolfenden form their contributions.

Moth night sat 6th

 5.30pm start, good footwear, warm clothing and torch would be useful. I should have sugaring out for wood walking. All over after a couple of hours these days.

See whoever then.

Friday, 22 October 2021

Moth night 23rd

 Start 6.30pm, usual clothing for weather, drop in wind strength would be good.

Sunday, 17 October 2021

Signs of Autumn and spooky witches


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PLEASE NOTE: There is no vehicle access from Elland end of the A6025 at the moment.

Also there will be a guided walk, around the Reserve  called 'Signs of Autumn'

This will be on Thursday 28th October (half term week)  Those wanting to attend should gather in the outdoor cafe area by 10.00am. The cabin will be open for refreshments ( cash donations only please)

 And,  there'll be a spooky QR code trail around the reserve during half term week also, on the theme of Witches.

Thursday, 7 October 2021

Moth night sat 9th

 Clothing to suit weather, start time 7.30pm. See whoever then.

Tuesday, 5 October 2021

Bird Sightings September 2021

Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Mallard, Goosander, Pheasant, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Peregrine, Moorhen, Coot, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Stock Dove, Wood Pigeon, Swift, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Swallow, House Martin, Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Dipper, Dunnock, Robin, Stonechat, Wheatear, Blackbird, Wren, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Nuthatch, Magpie, Jay, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Bullfinch and Reed Bunting. With thanks to Jeff Milne, Chris HT Beard and Allan Wolfenden for their contributions.

Wednesday, 29 September 2021

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Thursday, 16 September 2021

BAT & MOTH NIGHT SAT 18TH

(4th attempt) Repeat of 2 weeks ago, walk round the reserve with detectors and Torches.

Start at 8.30pm, stout shoes and warm clothes optional.

Moth trap will be running and plenty of specimens around on return. Little netters welcome.

See whoever then.

Tuesday, 7 September 2021

August 2021 Bird Sightings

Mute Swan, Canada Goose,Mallard, Goosander, Little Grebe, Cormorant, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Buzzard, Moorhen, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Stock Dove, Wood Pigeon, Little Owl, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Dipper, Dunnock, Robin, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Blackbird, Reed Warbler, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Wren, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Nuthatch, Magpie, Jay, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Linnet, Goldfinch, Bullfinch. With thanks to Jeff Milne, Mike Henshaw and Chris HT Beard for sharing their sightings.

Tuesday, 31 August 2021

BAT WALK AND MOTH NIGHT SAT 4th 8.30pm.

 Meet at cabin area around 8.30pm. Meet the real wildlife of Brighouse and Elland.

There will be walk round with detectors and torches, you may get the chance to see a few flying mice! + spiders, owls, fox, and moths.

Whilst out the moth trap should produce a few specimens, and will be in full swing on returning for a nice cuppa. See if you can net a Large Yellow Underwing?

Clothing to suit the night, stout shoes, walk is round reserve, and a torch would be useful, but only if you want to see where your going.

All assuming it's not lashing it down.

See some of you then.

Tuesday, 24 August 2021

Friday, 20 August 2021

 

  

                


                                                                                                                                                                                           

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CROMWELL BOTTOM WILDLIFE GROUP IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HALIFAX CHILDREN’S LIBRARY


AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY EVENTS


 BEE TRAIL  

A ‘bee trail’ at Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve will run over the August Bank Holiday weekend Saturday to Monday 28th - 30th August

7 Bee trail QR codes will be placed around part of the Reserve in a circular route between the 2 kissing gates passing the bird viewing area, dipping pond

and returning by the Weir. The final QR code will be placed in the seating area outside our cabin where you can listen to a short story about bees and enjoy some refreshments ( donations in cash only please) Toilets incl accessible

Bee Trail map, quiz sheets and information available from the cabin between 10am and 4pm each day

To find the start of the trail, continue past the cabin, cross over either bridge on left and enter the Reserve via the 1st gate on left ( QR code 1 will be there) Follow the QR codes in the circular route until you reach the next gate, then turn right to re-trace your steps back to the cabin for the Story

OTHER EVENTS RUN BY THE WILDLIFE GROUP

Sunday 29th Aug - 1.00 Guided walk around the Reserve.  1-3pm drop-in pond dipping session Monday 30th Aug - 1.00 Guided walk around Reserve


THURSDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER - STORY READING SESSIONS AND ART WORKSHOP FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN (ACCOMPANIED) led by

 Calderdale Library staff

  LOCATION: Cromwell Bottom Wildlife Group cabin Story telling ( 'Where the Wild Things Are') in wooded area opposite cabin  at 11am 1pm and 3pm


 


                                                                            





 




Thursday, 19 August 2021

Moth night sat 21st

 Starting from 8.30pm onwards - trap running by 9pm. Clothing to suit weather, cooler when dark now.

See whomever then.

Monday, 9 August 2021

July 2021 Bird Sightings

Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Mallard, Goosander, Cormorant, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Moorhen, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Herring Gull, Stock Dove, Wood Pigeon, Barn Owl, Swift, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Swallow, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Dunnock, Robin, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Blackbird, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Wren, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Magpie, Jay, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting. With thanks to Jeff Milne, Mike Henshaw and Chris HT Beard for sharing their sightings.

Thursday, 5 August 2021

Moth night Sat 7th

 9PM start again - see whoever then.

Wednesday, 4 August 2021

August Bank Holidays

On Sunday 29th August. 1 to 3pm there will be a Guided walk, also 1 to 3pm there is pond dipping.


And on Monday 30th 1 to 3pm there will be a Guided walk around the Reserve.

Thursday, 22 July 2021

Moth night 24th

 Usual start time 9PM onwards, see whoever then. Looking like a stonking night with current weather conditions.

Sunday, 18 July 2021

 


This can be purchased from the Cabin on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Sundays

Tuesday, 13 July 2021

June 2021 Bird Sightings

Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Mallard, Cormorant, Goosander, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Moorhen, Coot, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Stock Dove, Wood Pigeon, Tawny Owl, Swift, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Skylark, Sand Martin, Swallow, House Martin, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Dunnock, Robin, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Blackbird, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Chiffchaff, Wren, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Nuthatch, Magpie, Jay, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Linnet, Goldfinch, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting. With thanks to Jeff Milne, Mike Henshaw and Chris HT Beard (via Love Cromwell) for their contributions.

Sunday, 11 July 2021

Just Giving

Please donate to our Wildlife Group 

Visit our Facebook page (on the left) and then

click the "Just Giving" on that page. Or DIRECT LINK 


Saturday, 10 July 2021

 Kestrel,Buzzard and Goosanders