Friends of Dothill Local Nature Reserve
50 Tree Trail
Three Bridge Way
Gallery 2018 - 19
Gallery 2016 - 17
Lost & found
Award for group
Another Pride award
River Champions UK
Review 2019 - 2020
Great crested newts
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
Water quality tests
Water testing 2019
Water testing 2020
The two Williams
Now a playground ...
The old houses
Field Study Guides
Friends at work and flora & fauna
On 12th October, Friends cleared the path from Harley Close to the sports field ...
...and others cut back near Tee Lake Boulevard - much fun was had!
On 5th October we did some litter-picking and path clearing around Dothill Pool and on Severn Drive.
Another team cleared the aspens by Tee Lake and did some work on the nursery.
On 28th September, volunteers cut back the nettles at the Teme Avenue entrance.
Another team did some path clearing at the Donnerville Close entrance ...
...while others worked on the nursery.
Donnerville Close path cleared 28th September.
On 21st September volunteers laid down membrane on the nursery to suppress weeds.
Some cleared out the Tee Lake inlet...
...and more Friends seeded Yellow Rattle on the newly-mown Spa meadow ...
...and went on to more path clearing by Shawbirch Bridge. Great work all!
Meadows by Tee Lake mowed, grand job thank you!
Wellington Walkers recently enjoyed a history tour followed by a bat walk on the Reserve.
Donnerville Field was mowed today by contractors, which aids regeneration - 15th September 2021.
On 14th September we cleared the path from Admaston Road to the big oak - before ...
... and after. Other Friends did path repair work and litter-picking...
...which left two on weeding duties...
....and replacing the damaged Shropshire Way post at the top of Tee Lake.
Someone had decided to stick some labels on one of our interpretation boards ...
...cleaned up nicely!
On 7th September work continued on removing old fencing ...
...path clearing by Shawbirch Bridge ...
...here's Glenys on sweeping duties!
Another team used stone to fill some gaps around the Reserve...
...and other Friends continued clearing the aspen and weeding the nursery. The reinstated scarecrow kept a beady eye on them!
A good number turned out on 31st August. Some cleared the aspen self-sets by Tee Lake...
...some did some path clearing near Shawbirch Bridge...
...and Duke of Edinburgh student Jozef and his dad Nick did sterling work on the paths to the south and west of Tee Lake.
Maelor Forest Nurseries have kindly donated around 200 saplings. Many thanks to Ben Goh.
A small team planted service trees, hazel and downy birch among others on 19th August...
...our thanks also go to David Bromley for extending the nursery, it made our job so much easier!
17th August - path clearing work on the Dothill side of the Reserve - before ...
... and after.
Another group removed some old wire fencing - sterling work chaps!
We also reinstalled the vandalised Shropshire Way posts.
More path clearing work was done near the playground.
Another team did some laurel clearing on the south end of Dothill Pool - before ...
We recently replaced the Three Bridge Way sign, which had faded, and it got a lovely new post & frame too.
On 10th August, Friends did some Himalayan Balsam management...
More HB was cleared from the Shawbirch Road entrance to the Reserve.
...while others did some path clearing - before...
Here's Simon cutting back by Admaston Bridge.
3rd August - ragwort-picking on the Spa meadow, to stop it taking over.
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