Tuesday 30 April 2019


Yes already it's time for a fantastic night out down Cromwell Bottom - practicing net swishing.
We should be getting a good selection on warm evenings from now on.
Arrival time - after 8.30pm, lamp start up will be towards 9.00pm.
See You there.

Wednesday 24 April 2019

Are you interested in fungi?

this could be for you.....

click the link to our Facebook page to see details of a talk in Huddersfield on 29th April - sorry i can't make it work in this post!

Direct Link:  https://www.facebook.com/HudCafeSci/photos/gm.959404237783862/2151856111567435/?type=3&theater

Wednesday 17 April 2019

Moth Night 20th April

Yes two weeks have passed & it's that time again. This Saturday is looking good weather-wise, it should be a warm night & we are anticipating the species on the night should be pretty good too.
See you there 8.30pm onwards
Watch your blossoms at night now - It will be one of very few food sources available.

Tuesday 16 April 2019

Refreshments at the Cabin

Please note: The Cabin will be open for refreshments on Easter Sunday and Monday 21st and 22nd of April. Pop in for a cuppa and a slice of cake.

Friday 12 April 2019

Thank You Brighouse Ladies!

David [vice-chair] and Rosemary [treasurer]went along to Brighouse Ladies Circle recently to receive a cheque for £3150 - another boost to our plans for a viewing platform.
As Chair of BLC for the past year Hayley has been leading her members in some really ingenious fundraising. We're so grateful for all your efforts ladies and the money will be well spent! Hayley is also one of our very active volunteers at CBWG so we benefit from her time as well as her fundraising talents.
[PS - if you're interested in joining BLC have a look at their Facebook page - never a dull moment!]

Thursday 11 April 2019

TESCO Bags of Help

Thanks to all your little blue tokens we have been awarded £4000 from TESCO towards our project “A View for All”. You really pulled out the stops for us and we’re now refining our plans for a viewing area with easy access so that everyone can enjoy the fantastic atmosphere of the reedbed. We’ll probably start work after the birds’ breeding season is over.
Here's how the view looked today in the sunshine

This is the "before" photo -
wonder how the finished project will look?

In the meantime we’d love to hear from any nature loving wheelchair users out there – to make sure we’re doing our best for you to enjoy the reserve. The design of the viewing area isn’t finalised yet, so if you have any particular advice for us or you’d just like to know more about it we’d be grateful if you’d get in touch. Drop us an email, to newsfromcromwellbottom@gmail.com or leave a message on our Facebook page.
Or - of course - you can talk to any of the trustees/volunteers down at the cabin on Sundays.
Thank you!

Bird and Butterfly survey 11/04/2019

Great tit, goldfinch, great spotted woodpecker, common buzzard, carrion crow, grey heron, bullfinch, chiffchaff, robin, mallard, wren, meadow pipit, sparrowhawk, woodpigeon, cormorant, jay, blackbird, dunnock, moorhen, coot, blackcap, chaffinch, reed bunting, nuthatch, coal tit, long tailed tit, little grebe, Canada goose, kingfisher, greenfinch and grey wagtail.

There have also been sightings of shoveler and common sandpiper recently but they were not seen today.

A very good selection of butterflies were seen: orange tip, peacock, brimstone, comma, small tortoiseshell and speckled wood.

Wednesday 3 April 2019

Moth Night Sat 6th

Yes it's time again - see you Sat night around 7,30-8,00pm.