Friends of Dothill Local Nature Reserve
Mammal trap 18th Oct
Bat walk 14th Sept
Open Day 6th July
Woodcraft 10th May
Mini Beasts 9th Aug
Review 2018 - 2019
Shrops pine martens
Telegraph toad story
Wetland update 2019
Friends & the Co-op
Love your River
School stone project
Water testing award
News 2016 & 2017
Swans & cygnets
Otter & young
50 Tree Trail
Three Bridge Way
Field Study Guides
The Two Williams
Now a playground ...
The old houses
A selection of photos of the Friends at work and some of the Nature to be found
The recent winds have brought down a few trees on the Reserve.
... and cleared, great work! 11/02/20.
New path started at the Donnerville Close entrance, Feb 2020. Thanks to David Bromley for the great digging work.
What a look of concentration! Some of our volunteers had some sawmill training at Small Woods in Coalbrookdale, Feb 2020.
This lot was retrieved from Dothill Pool by volunteers today - 04/02/20.
Fantastic dead-hedge built by children from Dothill Primary, January 2020.
The Friends continued with the dead-hedging along the 'snake' field today - 21/01/20.
Happy volunteers - it's finished! 21/01/20.
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.
Friends laying a dead-hedge with the recently coppiced material - 10/12/19.
That's looking really good, sterling work everyone!
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.
Getting stuck in!
Many hands make light work - well done everyone!
On 30th November, National Tree Planting Day, we planted 150 hedgerow trees on the Reserve. Fantastic work 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!
And on it goes! 29/10/19.
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
Building another bug hotel, sponsored by The Pheasant at Admaston. Many thanks to them! (27/08/19)
Volunteers in the Friends group with their handiwork 27th August 2019
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
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