Severn Trent have re-opened some of the Ogston site public areas today (Wed 20th May). This means we can visit the West Bank car park, provided that we observe Government guidelines regarding social distancing. (Note – the electronic gate opens at 06:00 … Continue reading
Our AGM this year will be held on Tuesday May 15th at Blackwell Community Centre Woburn Close, Blackwell, Alfreton. DE55 5HH. The formal business starts 7.30pm. Following the AGM, Mike Price of the Peak District Raptor Monitoring Group will present … Continue reading
Please note the Ogston Bird Walk on Saturday 3rd March is cancelled because of the severe weather.
Just two members turned up for last weekend’s work party on the reserve. The annual bird box survey was completed for Liz’s Wood and on the reserve side of the brook for JMNR, leaving just the boxes on the other … Continue reading
The final JMNR work party of the year will take place on Saturday 18th November. The main tasks to be undertaken will include our annual bird box survey and the raking up of recently cut vegetation. To help at the … Continue reading
The main tasks for this weekend’s work party will be cutting back the brambles encroaching onto the margins of the Middle Pond as well as raking up hedge cuttings and other cut and dead vegetation around the site. We also … Continue reading
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Just three members turned up for this morning’s work party. However, all the proposed tasks were carried out: removing large areas of Cleavers, cutting the butterfly transect paths and removing some vegetation around the Hide Pond to enable recording for the Dragonfly … Continue reading
This month’s work party will focus on keeping the paths clear and removing some of the Cleavers that are coating the site. To help at the work party, meet at the reserve on Saturday, 22nd July at 9:30 am. We … Continue reading
The main task of the day will be clearing any brambles encroaching on the paths. There are also some grass clippings to be raked and collected from the paths. To help out at the work party, meet at the reserve … Continue reading