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Wolvey Environmental Group

Latest News:

Wolvey Environmental Group Meetings:
Meetings are normally held on the second Wednesday of each a month at 7.30pm either in either the Old School Room or the Vestry in Wolvey Baptist Chapel.

Next Wolvey Environmental Group Meeting

Next Scheduled meeting Wednesday 12th April 2017, 7.30pm in Wolvey Baptist Chapel
New Members Welcome.
Email: ruthbuswell@btinternet.com

Wolvey Environmental Committee Meetings

Meetings are normally held bi-monthly in Wolvey Baptist Chapel.
Next Meeting Wednesday 12th April 2017 at 8.00pm in Wolvey Baptist Chapel

Latest Projects:

New path providing access from the new bridge back to the Boardwalk Spur - Achieved.
New Bridge at the end of the Woodland Walk - Achieved
Repairs to fence between Woodland Walk & Meadow -
Install Updated internal Signage at wetland - Ongoing

For forthcoming and past projects Click Here

Recent Projects

June 2013
Time Capsule installed and Field in Trust Cairn built at the Wetland:
For more information Click here
To view Picture Galleries Click here

Pictures by kind permission of Pete Hopkins. 
May 2013
ECO (Log) Table at the Wetland Completed:
The space under the oak table has been populated with logs to form an ECO habitat for insects and small mammals. The final stage was to stabilise the logs by enclosing them in a suitable wire mesh and was competed in May 2013.
Pictures by kind permission of Pete Hopkins.
Wildlife Sightings etc:

Wolvey Wetland Reserve Bird Log:
A log of species spotted on the reserve between 2008 - 2014 has been compiled by Andrew Dixon Click Here to View or Download

2014, 2015 and 2016
Nuthatch nesting at Wolvey Wetland Reserve

January 2013
Snipe, Goldcrest, Redwings plus Tracks in the snow:
Snipe spotted on the bank of the brook in the Woodland Walk, Goldcrest in the Woodland Walk, Redwing on Church Hill, Bulkington Road and Hall Lane. Fox, Rabbit and Squirrel tracks in the snow at the wetland.

December 2012
Snipe and Muntjac Deer:
Snipe in the meadow behind the Woodland Walk and a Muntjac seen in Wolvey Wetland Reserve.

May 2012
Badger Cubs seen playing in Wolvey:

by kind permission of Jean Armson taken on her Mobile Phone.

March 2012
25th -
Water Vole spotted and Photographed in Wolvey:

by kind permission of Dean Eburne (deaneburne@mac.com) of Burbage.

Projects, Past Present and Future:

For previous year's projects & Working Parties Click Here

Village Environmental Projects and Maintenance:
 Take down and Chip Christmas Tree, Jan 2012 - Achieved
 Wolvey Annual Litter Pick - Saturday, April 2012 - Achieved

 Environmental display at Burbage Country Show, May 2012 - Achieved
 Environmental displays as part of Jubilee Celebrations, June 2nd 2012 - Achieved
 Re-install & Plant Hanging Baskets in the Square, June 2012 - Achieved
 Re-install & Plant  Large Planter in the square, June 2012  - Achieved
 Restock Planters at  the village gateways, June 2012 - Achieved
 Watering Rota's to water Baskets and Planters, June - Sept 2012 - Achieved
 Removing Hanging Baskets, Large Planter in the square etc - Oct/Nov 3012 - Achieved
 Decorate Christmas Tree in Tree Square, Late Nov 2012-  Achieved
 Take down Christmas Tree lights and remove Tree, Jan 5th 2012 - Achieved
 Install 10 New Nest Boxes at Wolvey Playing Fields, Feb 16th 2013 - Achieved
Rebuild the plinth in Wolvey Square, Nov - Dec 2013 - Achieved 
nstalling Mosaics on the Plinth in Wolvey Square, Feb - Mar 2013 -
Plant Bee friendly areas around the Village - ongoing
 Wolvey Annual Litter Pick - Saturday, March 29th 2014 - Achieved
Tidy up in Wolvey Square - Saturday 17th May 2014 - Achieved
 Tidy up in Wolvey Square - Saturday 12th July 2014 - Achieved
Repair Christmas Tree Fixings in Wolvey Square, Aug 2104
- Achieved
Re-install & Plant Hanging Baskets in the Square, June 2015 - Achieved
 Re-install & Plant  Large Planter in the square, June 2015  - Achieved

 Restock Planters at  the village gateways, June 2015 - Achieved

Future Projects
 Create Community Orchard - Possible Future Project

Wolvey Wetland Reserve Projects and Maintenance:
Construct Post & Rail Fence at the end of Woodland walk - Achieved
 Construction of ECO (Log Pile) Table -  Achieved
 Seed/plant Wild Flowers Enlarged Nursery Bed - March/April 2012
- Achieved
Painting the Perimeter Fence July/Aug 2012 - Ongoing

 Cut One third of grass on high ground - Oct 2012 - Achieved
 Reed reduction - Sep/0ct 2012  - Achieved
Willow Herb reduction and tidy up - Nov 2012 - Achieved
Clean blue bricks at Wetland for proposed Field in Trust Cairn - Jan 2013 - Achieved
Install Time Capsule at the wetland in Jubilee Year in late 2012 early 2013 - Achieved 

Build Cairn for Field in Trust Plaque - late 2012 early 2013 - Achieved
 Installing Nest Boxes Wolvey Playing Field, May 2013 - Achieved

 Wetland Open day - July 6th 2013 - Achieved
Bee group, Bee friendly areas on grasslands 2013/14 - Ongoing
Reed removal and tidy up - Start, Sat 20th Sept 2014 - Achieved
Bee group to clear area of pasture inside the North Fence, Sep/Oct 2014 - Achieved
Bee group plant bulbs just inside the North Fence, Sep/Oct 2014
- Achieved
Boardwalk Repairs July/Sept 2015 - Achieved
 Construct Bridge at the end of Woodland Walk, Jan - September 2016 - Achieved
 Return to Boardwalk Spur via Grass Grid pathway, Jan - December 2016 - Achieved
 Repairs fence between woodland walk &he meadow - March - April 2017 - Achieved

Present Projects
 Update internal Signage at the reserve, Feb 2016 - June 2017 - Ongoing

Future Projects
 Build a second Mini Beast Mansion - Possible Future project.
 Build a Portable Pond Dipping Platform - Possible Future Project

See also Wetland Projects and Working Parties
Click Here

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