Photo Competition

A Wildlife Competition for members. Please click here for details. You have only until April 2nd to send in your picture!

Monday, 31 August 2015

This juvenile heron was fishing by the weir yesterday afternoon.

Sunday, 30 August 2015

From the Undergrowth

A few from the last few weeks, The Cuckoo's are from Taylor Lane and taken on Friday morning 28th august.

Little Egret

Adult Male Cuckoo



Juv Cuckoo

Southern Hawker

Brown Hawker

Common Darter

Brown Hawker

Monday, 24 August 2015


Hi all I would just like to thank everyone for making Saturday a great event , special thanks to the ladies for keeping our refreshments going and to the guys for setting up and pulling down all the gear, and last but not least to all the visitors we hope you all enjoyed the day . Yours Graham

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Open Day at Cromwell Bottom - goods on display

We're spending our AVIVA grant money now, and the Open Day was a great chance to show off some of our purchases - and to talk to people about how we'll be using them. Here's our pond dipping equipment - enough for a group of 20 to all have a go at scooping creatures out and inspecting them safely close up.
We've also got bat detectors and our next purchase will be a moth trap so there'll be lots of things happening down here at Cromwell Bottom through the year.

We'll publicise dates here on the blog as we get organised, so keep checking for updates!
We hope you can spot the AVIVA certificate amongst all the items on display?
Open Day at Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve 22nd of August 2015

The weather (always the priority) started a little doubtful, however the day turned out fantastic. Lots of families called in to have drinks and cake and to take part in Tombola and raffles. Pictures, books, DVD's were bought for our donations, there were animals to pet, including pythons, coral snakes, hissing cockroaches and bearded dragons - all harmless!

The bird display was very popular with little owl, Brown Wood owl, Gyrfalcon and Harris Hawk being fed. The Soft Toys on the "Little Paws Rescue" were a hit with the children. Biscuits, cakes, tea and coffee in huge quantities. Two guided wildlife walks were given during the day.

                                                          Little Owl

Some of the buns and cakes

More pictures HERE

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Little Egret

Taken on Tues 11 August.

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Little Egret

         Little Egret spotted on river before flying towards Brighouse,
         so keep your eyes peeled it might pop up again.

Monday, 3 August 2015

Work Party this Saturday the 8th

Hi all
A reminder.

There will be a volunteer working party meeting this Saturday the 8th to finish off painting, path clearing and grass cutting.

Please meet at the Cabin at 09:30 am