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Hay Bridge Nature Reserve

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Autumn Guided Reserve Walk

SATURDAY 14TH OCTOBER 2017

Visit the Reserve and explore its Habitats in Autumn

Led by Chris Berry, who has over 20 years’ experience as a National Park Ranger, an absolute wealth of knowledge about Natural History and Land Management and whose genuine enthusiasm is infectious.

For: Members (Note: Numbers are limited – you must REGISTER for attendance)

Meet: The Study Centre, Hay Bridge Nature Reserve at 10.30am 14th October, ends approximately 12.30pm.

Wear: Warm/wet weather clothes and suitable footwear.

Register for attendance: n.jc1@btinternet.com or 015395 34943

Autumn Guided Walk Poster.pdf

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IN COLLABORATION WITH RUSLAND HORIZONS, THE JOHN STRUTT CONSERVATION FOUNDATION ARE HOSTING THE FOLLOWING COURSES AT HAY BRIDGE NATURE RESERVE

 

Scything Workshops

SUNDAY 20 AUGUST & FRIDAY 1 SEPTEMBER

In collaboration with Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Learn how to use an Austrian Scythe, and enjoy cutting grass quietly and with ease. 

Booking is essential by contacting ChristaN@cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk

 


Restoring Flower Rich Meadows

At the current rate of decline, flower rich hay meadows may have gone completely within the next 10 to 50 years.  Help stop this decline by getting involved with protecting and enhancing four hay meadows.


Community Planting Days

During September Cumbria Wildlife Trust will be working with volunteers to plant over 6000 plug plants to enrich four hay meadows.

To register your interest, contact ChristaN@cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk


 

 SEPTEMBER – DAYS TO BE ARRANGED

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  FURTHER DETAILS CAN BE OBTAINED BY CONTACTING THE RESPECTIVE EMAIL ADDRESSES ABOVE.

BOOKINGS CANNOT BE TAKEN AT THE RESERVE OR BY SOCIETY OFFICERS.

JSCF - Rusland Horizons events 2017.pdf

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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

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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

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Events for 2017 

  • August 5th - Bat Evening with Gail Armstrong (the Lancashire Bat Lady) starting at 7:45pm with a talk then out with bat detectors until 10:15pm.
  • August 19th – The Rusland Show – The Society will have a stand and members of the Committee will be in attendance at this local country show. Show opens at 12 noon. 
  • September 16th – Fungal Foray led by local expert Dr Mike Hall. Start at 11am with introductory talk. Bring picnic lunch. Finish at 3pm. Numbers strictly limited to no more than 15. 
  • October 14th – Autumn Walk - 10.30am – 12.30 pm 

Other:
Talk on Snakes and Lizards (speaker still to be confirmed)
Rut Walks (Deer willing)
Children’s Event (tbc)
Event details will be emailed to members, posters displayed at the Study Centre and Car Park and listed on the website and in the Newsletter.

Events for 2017.pdf