Narroways local nature reserve will be closed all day/night Saturday 8th June

Just to let you know that Narroways will be closed for 24 hours from 9am Saturday through to Sunday morning. This is to prevent large numbers of people causing damage to the nature reserve on Saturday night after the city farm fair as has sadly happened at times in the past. Sorry for any regular users that are inconvenienced and thanks for your understanding.P6040407 copy

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Nestboxes put up, dog poo cleared, hedge trimmed!

Absolutely fantastic turn out this morning and we got so much done. Thanks so much everyone! There were a dozen or so people all ages ready to help make Narroways even better for wildlife.

Six new nest boxes were put up, mostly in Guy’s Wood. They might not be occupied this year but will be homes for blue tits, coal tits and maybe wrens.

nest boxWe are getting overwhelmed with bags of dog poo! Volunteers cleared OVER 300 BAGS! We ask all dog walkers to please remove filled dog poo bags and put them in the provided bins by Ashley Hill railway bridge or opposite the climbing centre on Mina Road.

Some more work was done on the hedge on Narroways Hill to open up views and strengthen the hedge and make it good for wildlife.

We had the treat of some buns from Guy’s mum, with tea and coffee after all that thirsty work.

FlapjacksNext volunteer day is in May.

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Narroways Volunteer days coming up in Spring 2019

Next volunteer days on the hill are:

Saturday 6th April and Saturday 11th May 2019. We meet at 10.30am on the hill by the bench then work for a couple of hours, weather permitting.

Come and help with conservation work on Narroways Local Nature Reserve. We keep footpaths clear, trim hedges, remove litter and tagging, and make this a special place for wildlife. It’s great for your physical and mental health too! Narroways is managed solely by volunteers, like yourself.

For more details contact narroways@netscape.net or Narroways Facebook page.

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Narroways minutes for meeting 17 September 2018

Here are the minutes of our meeting on 17 September 2018.

Narroways Trust meeting 17-09-18

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Narroways minutes for meeting 6 August 2018

Here are the minutes of our meeting on 6 August 2018.

Narroways Trust Meeting 06-08-18

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Things you find on the hill…

A good, productive volunteer day on the hill today, 7 July. We started an hour earlier than usual to try to avoid the heat (that didn’t really work!) and spent a couple of hours clearing the invasive everlasting pea, and collecting several bags of rubbish, including a garage door and a duvet. We also found this:

A good day for wildlife too – a plethora of marbled white butterflies, and the usual sightings of speckled woods, meadow browns and commas. Also saw a hummingbird hawk moth on the top of the hill (no photo, they move too fast!)

Thanks to everyone who came, and especially to Jon for organising the day. Job well done!

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Narroways minutes for meeting 2 July 2018

Here are the minutes of our meeting on 2 July 2018.

Narroways Trust Meeting 02-07-18

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Narroways minutes for meeting 4 June 2018

Here are the minutes of our meeting on 4 June 2018.

Narroways Trust Meeting 04-06-18

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Narroways Volunteer Days for 2018

Just a quick note to let you all know that we have now set provisional dates for the volunteer days for the rest of 2018. They are:

Saturday 19 May, Saturday 2 June, Saturday 7 July, Saturday 11 August, Saturday 1 September, Saturday 6 October, Sunday 4 November, Saturday 8 December

As in previous years, meet on the top of Narroways Hill by the bench at 10:30 am. See you there, repeatedly we hope!

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Narroways minutes for meeting 30 April 2018

Here are the minutes of our meeting on 30 April 2018.

Narroways meeting 30th April

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