Events

Wapley Bushes autumn events

We’ve got a range of events planned between now and the end of the year – there will be something for everyone! So please put these dates in your diaries.

Wapley Bushes Work Morning – Sunday 21 November

This volunteer work morning will have something for everyone. We’ll be digging out the bed of the stream down through the woods, so that it won’t flood when we get heavy rain. It’s a “winter stream” or “winter bourne”, hence the village name Winterbourne.

We’ll also be doing litter collection and a general tidy-up. You’ll be able to see the tree work that has been carried out to deal with ash dieback and we’ll be discussing plans for replanting and other work in the cleared areas.

Meet at 10 am at the Shire Way entrance to the woodland, south Yate, BS37 8US. Please wear stout footwear and bring gloves if you have them. If not, we’ll provide gloves that you can keep until the next workday – as a COVID precaution we’re not sharing gloves.

Please come and join us even if you haven’t been before. You can bring your own tools or tools will be provided. Everyone is welcome, though children under 16 will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Red Kites talk and slide show – Wednesday 1 December

Red Kite photo by Ian McGuire

Local bird expert Ian McGuire’s talks and photographs are always fascinating. In this newly updated slide show Ian will talk about the magnificent Red Kites that we are now starting to see in our area.

We saw a Red Kite over Wapley earlier this year – the local rooks didn’t know what to make of it. They assumed it was a buzzard and tried to chase it away as usual, but the Red Kite just brushed them off and continued on its way.

This FREE event is at the St Nicholas Family Centre, Abbotswood, Yate BS37 4LG starting at 7.30 pm. Entrance from the Chargrove car park side of the building, NOT the shops side.

Wapley Bushes Work Morning – Tree planting – Saturday 4 December

Our main task this for this volunteer session will be to plant 30 or so trees to replace the big trees that were cut back in the Ancient Woodland last winter due to ash dieback. We will also have a variety of lighter tasks, so as usual there will be something for everybody.

Meet at 10 am at the Shire Way entrance to the woodland, south Yate, BS37 8US. Please wear stout footwear and bring gloves if you have them. If not, we’ll provide gloves that you can keep until the next workday – as a COVID precaution we’re not sharing gloves.

Please come and join us even if you haven’t been before. You can bring your own tools or tools will be provided. Everyone is welcome, though children under 16 will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Primrose Bank Workday – Saturday 5 February 2022

This workday is to clear brambles to help spring flowers emerge. It is being jointly organised by Sodbury in Bloom and the Southwold Group of Avon Wildlife Trust.

Please wear outdoor clothing, gloves and stout footwear. Meet at 10.00 am on the east side of Wickwar Road, Chipping Sodbury near the zebra crossing by the entrance to the Frome Valley Walkway.

Keep in touch!

If you prefer, you can use Contact Us page to ask for your email address to be added to our local list so that you will be notified about environment events at Wapley and other local wildlife sites.

You can also check out our Conservation Volunteering page to find out what sort of practical work we do.