Sunday 24 July 2022

Thursday 21 July 2022

 AND...Two days later on Saturday the 6th its our popular OPEN DAY - everyone welcome, Free parking. See Post Below ...

Tuesday 19 July 2022

SAVE THE DATE! Your favourite event is soon to be here: CROMWELL BOTTOM LOCAL NATURE RESERVE OPEN DAY!  (click the pages to enlarge the posters)

Not only do we have M.G.Leonard, the winner of many awards for children's crime fiction, especially the book TWITCH (based at Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve) but all manner of events - Birds of Prey are back, Pond Dipping is back, Guided Walks are back, as well as the raffle, stalls, you name it - join us for the event!  Meet the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Calderdale Badgers, and many other local groups!  Please share widely - invite family, friends, acquaintances. 

Monday 18 July 2022

Wednesday 13 July 2022

Orchid Count 2022

The result of the annual Orchid Count on 23rd June 2022 was a grand total of 503 orchids. The number is encouraging, as it far exceeds the years since 2018. Last year's total was 164. 

Many thanks to Jen for the original post.

Monday 4 July 2022

Bird Sightings June 2022

Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Goosander, Pheasant, Little Grebe, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Buzzard, Kestrel, Hobby, Moorhen, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, Swift, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Swallow, House Martin, Grey Wagtail, Dunnock, Robin, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Blackbird, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Wren, Spotted Flycatcher, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Magpie, Jay, Jackdaw, Rook, Raven, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Bullfinch. With thanks to Jeff Milne, Mike Henshaw, David Langley and David Sutcliffe for sharing their sightings.

Saturday 2 July 2022

Moth nights

 Obviously due to official cabin closure etc, moth nights wont be available this evening, as would have happened.

When the new gaff is sorted and officially open to public again, the cromwell bottom "bright star" will be shining in the darkness once more! And the bats can snack away again, when its left unattended for a few minutes.

It really will be 5* mothing then.