Friends of Dothill Local Nature Reserve
Review 2019 - 2020
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
Tee Lake carp
Swan family 2020 (2)
Swan family 2020 (1)
Swans & cygnets 2019
Otter & young
50 Tree Trail
Three Bridge Way
Water quality tests
The two Williams
Now a playground ...
The old houses
Field Study Guides
Friends at work and flora & fauna
September evening light on newly-mowed meadow, Tee Lake. The annual mow lets in light for wildflower seeds to germinate through winter.
There are still some flowers to be seen on the Reserve - this is purple toadflax ...
...and this is yellow buddleia - a garden escape but still a nice splash of colour.
The Wellingtonia field on a September evening.
Kevin looking pleased that the entire first layer is down! 15th September 2020.
This week the group planted 10 Scots pines in Donnerville. These are excellent for raptors and goldcrests, and provide winter shelter for many species. 8th September 2020.
Teamwork - Glenys and Dawn.
The new trees in situ.
After tree planting we moved onto Himalayan balsam, while the rest of the group continued with the new path - 8th September 2020.
Himalayan balsam, Donnerville Spinney - before ...
... and after! September 2020.
There are some very fat stems among the HB this year!
Glenys doing a great job of tamping down the aggregate and ... the end is in sight! 1st September 2020.
A sea of thistle seedheads - 31st August 2020.
Some autumn colour starting to appear on the Reserve now. 31st August 2020.
Prepping for laying down the membrane and aggregate - 18th August 2020.
We can't be far off the end now! 18th August 2020.
Small tortoiseshell butterfly
Someone has been busy cutting back the overgrown banks on The Drain (by Dothill Bridge) - great job! August 2020.
Are we nearly there yet?! 11th August 2020.
No, not the results of the recent storms - just some of the Friends uprooting the invasive Himalayan Balsam - 11th August 2020.
Glenys and Dawn tackling Himalayan Balsam - 11th August 2020.
The Himalayan Balsam certainly grows tall! 11th August 2020.
Nice light on Dothill Pool this evening - 30th July 2020.
The colourful rowan, by Dothill Pool - July 2020.
Kevin pretending it's all his own work! Further from the houses and nearer to Dothill Bridge now - 28th July 2020.
Tee Lake looking lovely - July 2020.
The cob (at the back) now seems to have decided that the youngster from last year's brood (front left) can stay - July 2020.
The last of three new signs - this one is at Dothill Bridge. Thank you Keith for all your hard work on these.
Every month we monitor the bodies of water on the Reserve - this is checking the pH level.
Monthly water quality testing - temperature check.
Monthly water quality testing - ammonia levels.
Monthly water quality testing - checking turbidity.
The new benches by the Henge - July 2020.
Second new signpost, at the Severn Drive entrance to the Reserve - July 2020.
Today we tackled the Himalayan Balsam in two areas along Beanhill Brook - 14th July 2020.
Jerry in the jungle!
The new path is really coming along now - 14th July 2020.
We have breeding green woodpeckers on the Reserve - July 2020.
Adult green woodpecker with young - Beanhill Brook July 2020.
Musk mallow - June 2020.
There's always one! Continuing with path laying at Donnerville Close - 30th June 2020.
Some directional signposts will be going up around the Reserve - here's the first, at the crossroads by Millennium Wood.
Wild flowers in one of the meadows - June 2020.
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