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Hay Bridge Nature Reserve

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Bird Race 2018


Join us for a fun ‘race’ to find and identify as many birds as possible! Our guide Chris Berry will start the race and afterwards lead a Reserve walk. Bring pad and pencil. Dress for the weather!

Register for attendance: 015395 34943 or

Bird Race 2018 Flyer .pdf

Hay Bridge Newsletter Winter 2017

Click on the link below to download the lastest Winter Newsletter

Hay Bridge Winter Newsletter 2017.pdf




  • JANUARY 20th - Bird Race led by Chris Berry – 10.00am – 12.00pm.

  • MARCH 10th - Spring Walk led by Chris Berry – 10.30am – 12.30pm. Numbers limited to 20.

  • APRIL 28th – HBNRS AGM from 2.30pm

  • MAY 12th OR 19th – JSCF Event 

  • JULY 7th - Summer Walk led by Chris Berry – 10.30am – 12.30 pm. Numbers limited to 20. 

  • AUGUST 4th - Bat Evening led by Gail Armstrong 

  • AUGUST 18th – The Rusland Show, HBNRS Stand 

  • SEPTEMBER 8th - Fungal Foray led by Helen Speed – 10.30am to 3.30pm Numbers limited to 16.



Hay Bridge Nature Reserve – Natural History Group

Hay Bridge and Hulleter SSSI Raised Peat Bog Monitoring Project.

This project has been run tirelessly by a devoted group of volunteers and the attached pdf is their latest report on their progress with this fascinating and invaluable project.

Natural History Group Synopsis 2015-2016.pdf


AGM 2017

The 44th AGM of the Hay Bridge Nature Reserve Society saw 35 members in attendance. Robin Cope presented the Chairman's Report for the past year and Helen Loxam provided a report on behalf of the John Strutt Conservation Society. The current committee stood down and was then re-elected en bloc to serve for a further year. The meeting ended with tea, a raffle (which raised £66 for the Society funds) and a presentation on the Rusland Horizons project.
The draft minutes for the meeting can be downloaded by clinking the link below

Draft AGM Minutes 2017.pdf