Friends of Dothill Local Nature Reserve
Great crested newts
Gallery 3: 2020 -
Gallery 2: 2018 - 19
Gallery 1: 2016-2017
Mammal trap 18th Oct
Bat walk 14th Sept
Mini Beasts 9th Aug
Open Day 6th July
Woodcraft 10th May
Shrops pine martens
Telegraph toad story
Wetland update 2019
Review 2018 - 2019
Friends & the Co-op
Love your River
School stone project
Water testing award
Review 2017 - 2018
News 2016 & 2017
Review 2016 - 2017
Swans & cygnets
Otter & young
50 Tree Trail
Three Bridge Way
Water quality tests
The two Williams
Now a playground ...
The old houses
Field Study Guides
The Friends at work, events and flora & fauna
Winter colour and buzzard, December 2019.
Winter trees at sunset, December 2019.
Volunteers creating a dead-hedge by the 'snake' field - 17/10/19.
... and the pools in the field have filled and are holding up nicely - 17/10/19.
This lovely nuthatch was photographed on the Reserve in December 2019 - thank you to Sylvia.
Continuing with dead-hedge using recently coppiced material - 10/12/19.
Tee Lake autumn 2019
Junior Friends of the Reserve from Dothill Primary, planting holly with Tristan from Small Woods and our volunteer Mike - 02/12/19.
Many hands make light work - well done everyone!
Sat 30th November (also see previous pic). The new hedge will grow up where the iron railings was removed, so the gaps will now fill up with a nice 'living fence'.
Volunteers doing some coppicing work - 19/11/19, which extends the tree's life and lets in valuable light for woodland plants and animals.
The last of the railings from the brook called The Drain - 05/11/19
Work has begun on the new wetland area by the Wellingtonia trees - 05/11/19.
You can never have too many 'cooks' on this job! 05/11/19.
Go on Kevin, get your back into it!
Them thar railings sure are heavy!
More old fencing revealed 15/10/19
The final insect hotel on the Spa Meadow was constructed on 08/10/19 - well done all, it looks great!
Some of the iron fencing recovered from the brook, near Shawbirch Bridge, 08/10/19
Clearing the self-sets, Tee Lake path 03/09/19 ...
... the end of another task 03/09/19
Some of the meadows on the Reserve were cut today by Council contractors to aid regeneration - 03/09/19.
Cutting back around the hedge and clearing an overgrown path 03/09/19. A good number of us turned out again today, thanks all.
Dawn and Kevin on our stand in Sainsbury's, 31/08/19
Volunteers in the Friends group with their handiwork 27/08/19 - thanks to The Pheasant at Admaston for their sponsorship.
The finished article!
First human visitors to the new insect hotel
20th August work party - volunteers clearing the path between Tee Lake and Dothill Bridge
The Sainsbury's team with Friends clearing the overgrown vegetation from around the Donnerville dead-hedge - 20/08/19
Path clearing work 20/08/19 with the help of the team from Sainsbury's
The Donnerville Oak is looking magnificent this summer
Dothill Pool in the evening light, August 2019
Rowan or mountain ash
Blowing in the wind
Caterpillar of the cinnabar moth on ragwort
Tackling the poplar runners by Tee Lake 13th August 2019 ...
...followed by a walk to Charlton Pool to see the new habitat buzzing with life
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