June 23, 2014

New signs on their way...

Our new signs have had another coat of varnish (still a couple more to go before they're weather-proof).

For the corner of Galleywall Road and Lynton Road:

For the fence by the gate:

June 20, 2014

Poppies and dampers

Another lovely afternoon last Sunday at Galleywall.

Cooking dampers on the fire.

Poppies in the grass.

And a slightly poor shot of our bumblebee nest with just a single bumblebee (that fuzzy black dot just to the high left of the nestbox) on its way in.

We'll next be open on Sunday 20th July, 13:30-15:30, when we'll be making a nature trail for the reserve.

June 03, 2014

The Big Lunch 2014

Some lovely photos from the the Big Lunch 2014 at Galleywall. We had a great turnout, and lovely weather for it.

Boiling up the kettle for a brew using our new tripod.

Pond dipping with sticks!

Picnicking in the meadow.

More pond-dipping, with the proper equipment, on the hunt for aquatic mini-beasts.

Tipping out and identifying mini-beasts. Lots of life in our pond!

Hunting other mini-beasts in the meadow.

An insect visitor. Another sign that the reserve is doing what we want: providing habitat for all sorts of insects, plants, and animals.