Nailsea Environment and Wildlife Trust

LATEST NEWS

 

Our next workdays will be SUNDAY 3rd July and Saturday 6th August at 10am. Refreshments will be provided as usual. Please do not attend if you are showing any coronavirus symptoms.

 

Work mornings occur every first Saturday of the month (except January) at 10am on Pound Lane outside the schools, ending around 12 noon.

 

If there is any doubt about the weather you may want to phone us before coming. We provide all of the tools and the refreshments.

 

January 2022

 

Work was undertaken across several workdays on a new boardwalk across the wettest area of the meadow, to enable access to the second pond all year round. We hope to finish this in February.

 

March 2022

 

The 2021 Annual Report can be found here.

 

The boardwalk to the second pond has now been completed. This provides an invaluable path over the deep mud, meaning the field can now be crossed in all weathers.

 

May 2022

 

A beautiful sunny day for our May workday. We are pleased to have three new young recruits who have joined our group and are a very welcome addition to the volunteer crew.

 

Three silver birches have been planted, thanks to a donation from Nailsea Town Council, to replace the large Ash which was felled as a result of Ash Dieback disease. Two were planted by the gabion bench, near the boardwalk and Ash stump, and one by the curved bench in the meadow to privde shade for visitors as they grow. The Silver Birch in the meadow is to be designated as our contribution to the celebrations for Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June this year and a commemorative plaque has been installed.

 

Avon Wildlife Trust ran three wellbeing walks through the spring at Moorend Spout, introducing the reserve to new visitors. We hope that they will carry out more walks through the summer.

 

Over the last few workdays, volunteers have been installing more plastic grids to extend the original boardwalk and
mark out the footpath. This should help prevent the widening of the path and damaging the surrounding ground. They are of great benefit to the less able members of the public who would like to access the reserve all year round. Thanks go to Nailsea Lions for their donation which has enabled purchase of these grids.

 

A second insect hotel has been started, but still needs a lot more material to fill it. We need hollow tubes and sticks, terracotta tiles and bricks with holes and old carpet pieces– if you see any please save them for us.

 

Now spring has arrived, the job of clearing pond weed from the top pond has commenced. We plan to drain the top pond now as it is choked with weed and showing little evidence of life. It needs to be dredged out and re-filled.

OPEN DAY

 

Moorend Spout will be having an open day at the reserve between 11am and 4pm on Sunday 3rd July, as part of Tickenham Open Gardens, with a minibus running between gardens. This includes a stop at the new Ryves Vale housing development. Free entry to our reserve.

 

All welcome,  but please keep dogs on leads. Please note there is deep water on the reserve (wellies recommended if weather is wet), no toilets and no refreshments will be available at this location, though will be provided at Tickenham Village Hall.