Photo Competition

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

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Meeting tomorrow Sunday October 30th All Welcome. FREE

Meet the Members at Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve FREE
Sunday, 30 October 2016 10:00 am @ Cromwell Bottom, HD6 2RG

10am to 3.30pm Meet members of the Group who will be happy to tell you about the Reserve, its remarkable variety of wildlife, projects and events, and their work as volunteers on the site. The Reserve is located off the A6025 Brighouse to Elland Road (follow the brown LNR signs). Parking is free.   Refreshments will be available. There are toilets by the Cabins.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Brighouse Festival Tuesday Walk

We held the first of our planned walks around the reserve today. Thirteen people attended the walk, including two children. The afternoon was bright and sunny, it was a splendid day to be out celebrating all things autumnal. After the walk, which took about 90 minutes, we went back to the cabin for refreshments. A big thank you for all those who came to help. We will be holding another walk on Thursday, starting at 1:00pm.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Early Autumn birds at the feeding station

A few of the birds that were round and about the feeders last Saturday.  A jay and great spotted woodpecker kept out of camera range.  And, at the weir, a pair of mallards and a teal.  Enjoy!

chaffinch (m)

great tit

coal tit

blue tit

long-tailed tit


chaffinch (f)
Ric Jackson

Friday, 21 October 2016

Brighouse Festival events

Hi all to all those wishing to come to the events around the reserve for the Brighouse Festival it is free if you wish to come to the reserve direct as we do NOT charge for anything around the reserve ,it is by donation only ,if you have booked through the Festival organisers this is there booking fee for administration and not us , I hope this is ok . Yours Graham

Thursday, 13 October 2016

We're part of the Brighouse Festival!

Brighouse Festival runs from 22nd to 30th October with lots of different events in the town. Cromwell Bottom is doing its bit to make sure there's plenty of variety in the mix by offering 3 separate activities during the week.

Here's the full list of what's on [correct at 13th October, but do check their website for updates]

There is some confusion regarding our events. The Brighouse Festival states that there is a £2:00 charge to visit our Reserve. This is incorrect, we NEVER charge and never have. All are welcome to come along as normal for FREE.

Our guided walks are popular with visitors and in October we'll be seeing more winter birds at our feeders, hopefully plenty of colour in the trees and maybe some interesting fungi. Our friendly walk leaders have lots of interesting information to share so we hope you can make a visit.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Making Progress.... Saturday's working day.

There was a very good turn out of volunteers, including some newer faces this week. We took delivery of the components for the pond dipping platform so it was all hands on deck to carry it all, plank by plank, from the car park to the reserve, and here's  the reason why: as you can see we have no vehicle access yet, so it was all carried in across the footbridge.

The contractors are working hard to get the new bridge built, although progress seems slow there is a huge amount of work done already. They are very patient and accommodating with us when we need to access the reserve during working hours - thank you guys!

Repairs are under way at the bird viewing area to get ready for winter visitors - birds and people.
Robin led a team of path clearers to make sure that we keep the wheelchair access paths in good shape - sorry no photos of this, but they made the path seem twice as wide!

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Work Party Saturday October 8th

Dear all

There is a Work Party this Saturday. Please meet either in the car park or at
the Cabin as normal at 09:30.
Refreshment available in the Cabin. Toilets next door.

All welcome