Sunday, 21 May 2017

Wetland Wildlife Family Day at Rushy Common and Tar Lakes

Thursday 1st June, 11am – 3pm

Come and discover the wildlife of Rushy Common and Tar Lakes – there will be pond dipping, a bird hide to explore and lots of other activities to keep you busy.  Picnic’s welcome.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Clean Water for Wildlife Survey 2017

This year we’ve been taking part in the Clean Water for Wildlife survey again, testing for nutrient pollution in as many water bodies as possible across the Lower Windrush Valley.

We’re aiming to increase awareness of nutrient pollution, get a ‘snapshot’ of water quality across the Lower Windrush Valley and contribute the results to the Freshwater Habitats Trust national database.

One of the ponds tested at Standlake common Nature Reserve

With such a dry year and testing taking place a little later than last year we’ve had lots of volunteers reporting dry ponds! We’ve still managed to test the majority of last year’s sites, with a few additions.
Results are being collated at the moment and will be shared soon.

1st Standlake Brownies visited Rushy Common and took part in the water testing at Tar Lakes
One of the groups of Brownies testing the Hardwick Brook at Tar Lakes