Category Archives: Environment

Rarer butterflies of Narroways and Ashley Vale

There have been 24 species of butterflies recorded in Narroways/Ashley Vale in the past 20 or 30 years. This is a an impressive count for an urban site and considering there are only 70 resident and migrant butterfly species in … Continue reading

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Narroways Millennium Green Ecological Management Statement 2016-2018

This statement informs the way we manage the site. Background and Status Narroways Millennium Green LNR covers approximately 2.5 hectares and is situated in the Northeast part of Bristol, to the west of the M32, in St Werburghs. The site … Continue reading

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Narroways is now officially a Local Nature Reserve!

On 12th January 2016 Narroways Millennium Green became an official Local Nature Reserve (LNR). Before then it was just a ‘Site of Nature Conservation interest’ (SNCI), which has a lower level of protection. It has been a major goal of … Continue reading

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Saw this fella today

Saw this today, on top of a fence post on Cutthroat Lane, and Church Field. He’s a beauty – male and a year or more old, by the size and colours, but with common lizards, it’s always a guess, as … Continue reading

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Bioblitz event, Sunday 13 July

Narroways is holding a joint event with St Werburghs City Farm as part of the Bristol99 Project on Sunday 13 July 2014. The event runs from 10:30am until 3:00pm. The day will include nature walks led by leading local naturalists, … Continue reading

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Narroways closed on 14 June

The Narroways site will be closed from dusk on 14 June until dawn on 15 June 2014. The trustees have taken this decision because of the damage caused to the site in previous years by large numbers of people congregating … Continue reading

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An early sighting

Walking past Narroways Hill today, along the foot path on Cutthroat Lane, I saw an adult common lizard (Lacerta vivipara) basking on the sleeper fence. Time was about 11.45 am. This is very early indeed to see lizards out and … Continue reading

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Local Nature Reserve status

It seems Narroways has achieved Local Nature Reserve Status! According to the final newsletter from the now defunct Wild City project: Wild City is able to announce through the newsletter that 4 of their sites are about to be … Continue reading

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Wildlife sightings October to December 2013

Please find below the wildlife records for Narroways/Ashley Vale/St Werburghs for October to December 2013. Lots of ravens and a few late butterflies along with bramblings (which I still haven’t seen). Happy reading and happy wildlife viewing. Will be in … Continue reading

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Narroways – Nature Uncovered

Next Saturday, 18 May 2013, is the next Narroways volunteer day. However, this time it’s a special event – as part of Bristol 99 (, we’re hosting a day of wildlife walks and nature recording on the hill. Join some expert … Continue reading

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