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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Tomorrow, Wednesday evening at Cromwell Bottom

There is a Bat walk at Cromwell Bottom tomorrow, Wednesday evening the 31st of August in conjunction with The Brighouse Walking and Fitness Meetup Group.

Please meet in the car park at 20:00.  The Fitness Group will meet earlier at "Avocet" at 18:45

We will have some detectors to use. The usual species are Noctule bat. (Nyctalus noctula) Common pipistrelle bat. (Pipistrellus pipistellus) Daubenton’s bat. (Myotis duabentonii)
Hot/cold drinks and biscuits available in the Cabin.

Please bring a torch for your safety.

We also hope to set up our moth trap so anyone who is interested may stay.

Friday, 26 August 2016

Bat Evening on Saturday

There is a Bat walk at Cromwell Bottom Tomorrow, Saturday the 27th. Please meet in the car park at 8 to 8:30pm. 
We have some detectors to use. The usual species are Noctule bat. (Nyctalus noctula) Common pipistrelle bat. (Pipistrellus pipistellus) Daubenton’s bat. (Myotis duabentonii)
Please bring a torch

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Photos from CBWG Open Day. 20/08/2016

                                   Many thanks to Kevin and his team for an excellent display

                                             Face painting was very popular with all ages

                                         Halifax Scientific Society were well represented

                                               Mini pond dipping was very enjoyed by all

                                                                    Nigel is a star.
                                                        Mike overseeing things
                       Bearded Dragons ( Here are the Male and female) were very popular

                                                    Royal Python being handled by a visitor.
                                      Learning that nature is special starts at an early age.

 Hissing Cockeroaches. Not everybodies favourite but I like them. Many thanks to Sarah for bringing these and all the other animals.

                                                              Willow weaving.
                             What is that you have there? If you know please tell Steve B.
                              Robin and family. Thanks for your help and support Robin.

A young visitor to the Open Day

Thank you to this young man and his Dad for letting us use this photo. He looks pretty fierce, doesn't he?
We all admired the work of Mandie Farren, our face painter, throughout the day.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Open Day

A big thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make our Open Day the sucess it was. It was a joy to see so many people visiting the marquees and taking part in the activities on offer. We are grateful for your support.

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Open Day on Saturday

We had our day once again - slight rain for only 30 minutes. The rest of the day was perfect. We enjoyed Soft Paws Rescue Charity. Birds of Prey. Animal Petting. Face Painting, one of our staff also had his face painted! Willow Weaving, all for free. Raffle. Guided Walks. Tools. Walking Sticks. Hand Crafted Cards and Bags, Wood Crafted stools, tables, chairs & post boxes and pictures for sale. Pond life was shown in a large tank as a prelude to our dipping pond. I must thank the Cabin staff especially who served refreshments for six hours non stop and Calderdale who supported us. Very well done to all. 

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

A few from last week



Blue Tit



Juv Robin

Goldfinch having a bath

Fox Cub



Common Darter's mating on the wing

Southern Hawker

Small Skipper

Medow Brown






Green Veined White

A few from the last week or so

Female Goosander over looking the brood

the brood

Scruffy Great Tit


Coal tit


Medow Brown



Speckled Wood