Friends of Dothill Local Nature Reserve
50 Tree Trail
Three Bridge Way
Gallery 2018 - 19
Gallery 2016 - 17
River Champ update
Award for group
Another Pride award
River Champions UK
Review 2019 - 2020
Great crested newts
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
Mammal trap 18th Oct
Bat walk 14th Sept
Mini Beasts 9th Aug
Open Day 6th July
Woodcraft 10th May
Tee Lake carp
Swan family 2020 (2)
Swan family 2020 (1)
Swans & cygnets 2019
Otter & young
Water quality tests
Water testing 2022
Water testing 2021
Water testing 2019
Water testing 2020
The two Williams
Now a playground ...
The old houses
Field Study Guides
Lost & found
Friends at work and flora & fauna
21st June - Russell & Carole getting stuck in with clearing the Donnerville Spinney entrance.
That Carole gets everywhere! He she is with Jon, giving the path by Admaston Bridge a tidy.
More path clearing; Marion in Donnerville Spinney...
...and here's Keith removing some old wire fencing nearby.
More path clearing work was done on 14th June, as well as Himalayan Balsam control and an orchid count.
On 14th June we were joined by a team from Nova Training, who did a great job weeding the oak nursery.
It's orchid season again. Southern marsh orchid - beautiful!
On 7th June we tackled Himalayan Balsam, bird box surveying and path clearing. Here's Jon in action.
One of the markers for the 50 Tree Trail uncovered.
Large fungus near Dothill Pool
Time for some lovely flowers to appear on the Reserve. This is meadow cranesbill ...
...and common poppy.
Orchid - common spotted?
On 31st May one group did some path clearing. Here's Paul at the south end of Tee Lake.
On 31st May another team strimmed and weeded the oak nursery. Before ...
...during (Kevin, some of the oaks are as tall as you now!) ...
On 24th May we finished replacing Dothill Pier on Tee Lake...
...another group cleared around the holly hedge by Charlton Pool (this is before)...
...and this is after. Great work all!
On 24th May a third team completed the ivy removal from the hawthorns at the south end of Millennium Wood...
...hard graft but well worth it.
Our fourth team of intrepid volunteers did a great job strimming round all the Reserve's benches.
Some lovely sights at this time of year. Frothy cow parsley in Beanhill Woods ...
...and a swan/cygnet train on Tee Lake!
On 17th May the Friends continued working on Dothill Pier...
...while others weeded the oak nursery.
More newt surveying was carried out in May by Telford & Wrekin's ecology team. Some great results!
After being rained off on 3rd May, we really set to on the 10th. Some continued with the jetty...
...some trimmed the blackthorn from the path near the Henge...
...others continued with nestbox surveying (these are great tit chicks) ...
...and the final group strimmed and weeded the oak nursery.
The nursery before it was strimmed.
26th April - some of the Friends continued work on Dothill Pier...
...others cleared ivy from the hawthorn hedge by Shawbirch Bridge...
...and others did some surveying of nest boxes. Here's a lovely blue tit sitting on eggs.
Wellington Walkers, with a little help from the Friends, installed a Shropshire Way signpost on 26th April.
The bridges on the Three Bridge Way have benefited from some new signs, thank you Keith.
On 19th & 20th April, ecologists from Telford & Wrekin Council, with some of the Friends, surveyed two of the Reserve's pools...
...and healthy numbers of Great Crested and Smooth Newts were found.
On 19th April some of the Friends began replacing the Tee Lake jetty with recycled plastic.
First section completed!
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