Volunteers creating a dead-hedge by the 'snake' field - 17/12/19.
... and the pools in the field have filled and are holding up nicely - 17/10/19.
This lovely nuthatch was photographed on the Reserve in December 2019 - thank you to Sylvia.
Continuing with dead-hedge using recently coppiced material - 10/12/19.
Tee Lake autumn 2019
Junior Friends of the Reserve from Dothill Primary, planting holly with Tristan from Small Woods and our volunteer Mike - 02/12/19.
Many hands make light work - well done everyone!
Sat 30th November. The new hedge will grow up where the iron railings were removed, so the gaps will now fill up with a nice 'living fence'.
Volunteers doing some coppicing work - 19/11/19, which extends the tree's life and lets in valuable light for woodland plants and animals.
The last of the railings from the brook called The Drain - 05/11/19.
Work has begun on the new wetland area by the Wellingtonia trees - 05/11/19.
You can never have too many 'cooks' on this job! 05/11/19.
Them thar railings sure are heavy!
More old fencing revealed 15/10/19
The final insect hotel on the Spa Meadow was constructed on 08/10/19 - well done all, it looks great!
Some of the iron fencing recovered from the brook, near Shawbirch Bridge, 08/10/19
Clearing the self-sets, Tee Lake path 03/09/19.
Some of the meadows on the Reserve were cut today by Council contractors to aid regeneration - 03/09/19.
Cutting back around the hedge and clearing an overgrown path 03/09/19. A good number of us turned out again today, thanks all.
Dawn and Kevin on our stand in Sainsbury's, 31/08/19
Volunteers in the Friends group with their handiwork 27/08/19 - thanks to The Pheasant at Admaston for their sponsorship.
The finished article!
First human visitors to the new insect hotel
20th August work party - volunteers clearing the path between Tee Lake and Dothill Bridge
The Sainsbury's team with Friends clearing the overgrown vegetation from around the Donnerville dead-hedge - 20/08/19
Path clearing work 20/08/19 with the help of the team from Sainsbury's
The Donnerville Oak is looking magnificent this summer
Dothill Pool in the evening light, August 2019
Rowan or mountain ash
Blowing in the wind
Caterpillar of the cinnabar moth on ragwort
Tackling the poplar runners by Tee Lake 13th August 2019 ...
...followed by a walk to Charlton Pool to see the new habitat buzzing with life
Mini-beast safari by idverde, 9th August 2019. There were 85 visitors.
Knapweed and ragwort
Great tit making use of one of the nest boxes on the Reserve, May 2019 - by Keith Jones
Sandra and Victoria from Sainsbury's building a bug hotel - 06/08/19
The finished article - rather a 'des res'!
What a great turnout we had today - thanks everyone! 06/08/19.
The Tee Lake cygnets are getting really big now
Some of the 'scalloping' work done on 6th August 2019
Jerry & Andy doing the finishing touches on the second bug hotel 06/08/19
Cllr Karen Tomlinson announcing at our Open Day, 6th July 2019
Amphibian & Reptile Conservation
Dog show winners
Beautiful Gyr / Saker Falcon hybrid
Stunning Chilean Blue Eagle
These have sprung up since the work was done at Charlton Pool - naturalised garden escape?
A team from Ricoh as part of the Love Your River initiative 25/06/19
The lovely conditions the Ricoh team worked in! 25/06/19.
Two of the team 'getting stuck in' in the water
Happy in the jungle!
Some of Ricoh's litter bags and uprooted Himalayan Balsam. Great work everyone!
Jay by Keith, May 2019
A team from Sainsbury's came to help on the Reserve on 4th June 2019 (the first of many sessions - see News).
Family group on Tee Lake, by Jerry
A team from Ricoh helping out as part of the Love Your River campaign. Here they are picking Himalayan Balsam (June 2019).
Some of the Ricoh team picking Himalayan Balsam (June 2019)
Beautiful blackcap, by Sylvia Jones
A good turnout on 18/6/19 to weed the new hedge at the 'snake field'
How inviting for a stroll!
Clearing reedmace from Charlton Pool
A couple of young enthusiasts helping out, June 2019. Great job, Fergus and Eoin, thank you!
A lovely whitethroat by Keith, May 2019
Installing one of two new information boards, Severn Drive, May 2019
It's only just installed and already has an admirer!
New board in situ
Wellingtonia in the frost
It's great watching Dean and Keith doing all the work! 2nd board, by Admaston Bridge.
Dean and Jerry putting their backs into it!
New board in situ, Admaston Bridge May 2019
Tee Lake sunset, February 2019
Dothill Primary School children at Small Woods event, May 2019, learning how to dead-hedge.
An autumnal Henge
Bench alongside Wellingtonia field, before ...
Ian and Maisie working on the bench alongside Wellingtonia field
Bench alongside Wellingtonia field, after ... with Friends
Dead hedging alongside 'snake' field, April 2019
The path going down to Beanhill Brook, early April 2019
No more puddles! 16/04/19.
The Henge on a crisp but sunny day
Kate's photo of Tee Lake. What a beautiful scene.
This orange beauty is fox-and-cubs
Red-eared sliders, a non-native species of terrapin which has a negative effect on other wildlife
A summer Henge
A tranquil scene
Tee Lake moody sky reflection
Here there is a mix of our native and hybrid bluebells. The hybrids are a result of cross-pollination between Spanish and native bluebells.
As part of the Wellington Festival 2018, each pupil and staff member of Dothill Primary School painted, on a stone, a plant or animal found on the Nature Reserve. The stones were then glued to a board in the shape of the Reserve. The finished piece is displayed in the school grounds (see next pic).
Cyclamen in Millennium Wood
It may be a garden escape but it's still pretty and attracting wildlife